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joller, noun

Forms:
Also jawler.
Origin:
English, AfrikaansShow more From jol verb + English (or Afrikaans) agential suffix -er.
slang
1. One who frequents low places of entertainment; an unsavoury, thuggish youth. Also attributive.
1963 L.F. Freed Crime in S. Afr. 105A distinction is drawn in the half-world between the terms ‘ducktail’ and ‘joller’...The term ‘joller’ is believed to have originated from the Afrikaans word ‘jol’, meaning a festive party. People who attended such parties were accordingly referred to as ‘jollers’, but the word has degenerated in meaning and now signifies any person who ‘celebrates’ any and every occasion by fighting, swearing, drinking, and smoking dagga.
1991 M. Kantey All Tickets 53The supercool joller who leans against the dividing wall, dreaming of sixguns in the sunset.
2.
a. A hedonist; a fun-lover; one who often goes out to places of entertainment. Also attributive. See also jol verb sense 3.
1963 [see sense 1].
1993 S. Garratt in Cape Argus 12 Aug. (Tonight) 6Any experienced joller will tell you that there is one time when peace really does reign, and that’s the morning after.
b. One attending a party, concert, or other social gathering; one of a group of people who are out on the town. See also jol verb sense 3.
1986 A. Donaldson in Style May 108As we leave, fellow-joller Cheryl..claimed that some jock had put some thing in her palm as she passed a table.
1990 Top Forty July 12A lot of expectant jollers were upset that Johannes Kerkorrel had taken his ‘gereformeerde blues’ off to Europe just before the concert.
3. A player (of a game). See also jol verb sense 5.
1988 I. Louw in Talk Sept. 1988 5Enter number 2. First team jorler, renegade and real hot property. She was only in standard seven — he was in Matric.
One who frequents low places of entertainment; an unsavoury, thuggish youth. Also attributive.
A hedonist; a fun-lover; one who often goes out to places of entertainment. Also attributive.
One attending a party, concert, or other social gathering; one of a group of people who are out on the town.
A player (of a game).

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