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Meaning of jelly by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Alternative forms


    • ( UK, US ) IPA: /ˈdʒɛl.i/
    • Rhymes: -ɛli


    Old French gelee, from geler ( “to congeal” ), from Latin gelū .


    jelly ( countable and uncountable; plural: jellies )

    1. ( New Zealand, Australian, UK ) A dessert made by boiling gelatine, sugar and some flavouring ( often derived from fruit ) and allowing it to set
    2. A clear or translucent fruit preserve, made from fruit juice and set using either naturally occurring, or added, pectin
    3. ( zoology ) Short for jellyfish .
    4. ( slang, now rare ) A pretty girl; a girlfriend.
      • 1931, William Faulkner, Sanctuary, Vintage 1993, p. 25:
        ‘Gowan goes to Oxford a lot,’ the boy said. ‘He′s got a jelly there.’
    5. ( US, slang ) A large backside, especially a woman's.
    6. ( colloquial ) Short for gelignite .
    7. ( colloquial ) A jelly shoe.



    jelly ( comparative more jelly, superlative most jelly )

    1. ( Internet slang ) jealous

Explanation of jelly by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. make into jelly

    1. a preserve made of the jelled juice of fruit

    2. an edible jelly ( sweet or pungent ) made with gelatin and used as a dessert or salad base or a coating for foods

    3. any substance having the consistency of jelly or gelatin