jall, jawlShow more Also jall, jawl, joil, jola, joll, jorl.
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, to make merry.
1.To depart; to hurry; to run; to go (to a place, especially in search of entertainment); to walk. In the phrase to jol around, to stroll or drive about idly, or with the vague intention of finding something interesting to do.See also jollersense 1 and 2 a.
2.To flirt; to have a love affair; to be in love; to make love.See also jolling sense 1.
1969J. Mbongwe inPost 5 Oct. 5 (letter)Is love and ‘jolling’ the same thing?..Let me advise our girls who go around ‘jolling’ with every Tom, Dick and Harry...You’ll hear most girls say: ‘I love nobody. I only “jol”’...You will not be good housewives because you have wasted your time ‘jolling’.
1981Cape Times 28 Dec. 9These holiday jollers..jorl Asteroids and Puckman..or gooi a line without any bait in our muddy waters.
6.transitive.To court (someone); to make love to (someone).See also jolling sense 1.
1978A. EssopHajji 27If any of you rich Indian bastards try to joll my wife I will put a knife into your guts.
1978A. EssopHajji 38Asif began visiting Maimuna rather too often..and Myrtle declared that Asif was ‘jolling his second mother’.
7.reflexive.To entertain (oneself).
1993S. Garratt inCape Argus 12 Aug. (Tonight) 6Make your mark for peace this weekend. Jol yourself in sublime harmony with the world.
To depart; to hurry; to run; to go (to a place, especially in search of entertainment); to walk. In the phrase to jol around, to stroll or drive about idly, or with the vague intention of finding something interesting to do.
To flirt; to have a love affair; to be in love; to make love.
To make merry; to revel; to ‘party’; to dance; to go out on the town.
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