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jol, verb

Forms:
jall, jawlShow more Also jall, jawl, joil, jola, joll, jorl.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, to make merry.
colloquial
I. intransitive
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 joller sense 1 and 2 a.
1946 C.P. Wittstock in E. Partridge Dict. of Underworld (1950) 371Let’s jol...Shall we go?
1990 R. Malan My Traitor’s Heart 52If you were brave, you could jol to a shebeen in Soweto...You could jol to Zoo Lake on a Sunday afternoon to laze on the greensward.., and you could jol to Swaziland.
2. To flirt; to have a love affair; to be in love; to make love. See also jolling sense 1.
1969 J. Mbongwe in Post 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’.
1988 Adams & Suttner William Str. 17The other sister started jolling with the manager of the bioscope and they ran away together.
3. To make merry; to revel; to ‘party’; to dance; to go out on the town. See also joller sense 2 a, jolling sense 2, mal sense 2.
1970 E.J. Le Roux Informant, BellvilleJol. The coloured people use this word meaning to have fun or a party.
1993 Weekly Mail & Guardian 10 Dec. 42It was time to jol, to lighten up.
4. To tease; to joke; to play.
1970 Informant, GrahamstownI’m only jolling man.
1973 Informant, GrahamstownLet’s jol on the lawn, rather.
II. transitive and reflexive (rare).
5. transitive. To play (a game). See also joller sense 3.
1970 Informant, EdenvaleLet’s joll soccer.
1981 Cape 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.
1978 A. Essop Hajji 27If any of you rich Indian bastards try to joll my wife I will put a knife into your guts.
1978 A. Essop Hajji 38Asif began visiting Maimuna rather too often..and Myrtle declared that Asif was ‘jolling his second mother’.
7. reflexive. To entertain (oneself).
1993 S. Garratt in Cape 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.
To tease; to joke; to play.
To play (a game).
To court (someone); to make love to (someone).
To entertain (oneself).

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