Jelly vs Firm - What's the difference?

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In slang|lang=en terms the difference between jelly and firm

is that jelly is (slang) jealous while firm is (slang) a criminal gang.

As nouns the difference between jelly and firm

is that jelly is (new zealand|australia|british) a dessert made by boiling gelatine, sugar and some flavouring (often derived from fruit) and allowing it to set while firm is (uk|business) a business partnership; the name under which it trades.

As verbs the difference between jelly and firm

is that jelly is to wiggle like jelly while firm is to make firm or strong; fix securely.

As adjectives the difference between jelly and firm

is that jelly is (slang) jealous while firm is steadfast, secure, hard (in position).

jelly

English

(wikipedia jelly)

Alternative forms

* gelly (obsolete)

Etymology 1

(etyl) gelee, from .

Noun

  • (New Zealand, Australia, British) A dessert made by boiling gelatine, sugar and some flavouring (often derived from fruit) and allowing it to set.
  • (label) A clear or translucent fruit preserve, made from fruit juice and set using either naturally occurring, or added, pectin.
  • * 1945 , (Fannie Merritt Farmer) and (Wilma Lord Perkins) revisor, The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book , Eighth edition:
  • Perfect jelly is of appetizing flavor; beautifully colored and translucent; tender enough to cut easily with a spoon, yet firm enough to hold its shape when turned from the glass.
  • * 1975 , and (Marion Rombauer Becker), The Joy of Cooking , 5th revision:
  • Jelly has great clarity. Two cooking processes are involved. First, the juice alone is extracted from the fruit. Only that portion thin and clear enough to drip through a cloth is cooked with sugar until sufficiently firm to hold its shape. It is never stiff and never gummy.
  • A similar dish made with meat.
  • calf's-foot jelly
  • (zoology)
  • 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.’
  • (US, slang) A large backside, especially a woman's.
  • * 2001 , (w, Destiny's Child), “(Bootylicious)” (song)
  • I shake my jelly at every chance / When I whip with my hips you slip into a trance
  • * 2001 , George Dell, Dance Unto the Lord , page 94:
  • At that Sister Samantha seemed to shake her jelly so that she sank back into her chair.
  • (colloquial)
  • (colloquial) A jelly shoe.
  • * 2006 , David L. Marcus, What It Takes to Pull Me Through :
  • Mary Alice gazed at a picture of herself wearing jellies and an oversized turquoise T-shirt that matched her eyes
    Synonyms
    * (dessert made by boiling gelatin) (US) jello, Jell-O * (fruit preserve) jam, marmalade
    Derived terms
    * comb jelly * jellification * jellify * jelly baby * jelly bean * jelly bracelet * jellyfish * jellylike * royal jelly

    Verb

  • To wiggle like jelly.
  • To make jelly.
  • Etymology 2

    From jealous by shortening.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (slang) Jealous.
  • * '>citation
  • * 2011 , " Exchange smiles, not saliva", The Banner (Grand Blanc High School), Volume 47, Issue 2, December 2011, page 17:
  • "I think other people make rude comments because they're jelly [jealous] bro," Schroer said. "We're just showing our love to other people."
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  • 1000 English basic words

    firm

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (UK, business) A business partnership; the name under which it trades.
  • (business, economics) A business enterprise, however organized.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838, page=71, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= End of the peer show , passage=Finance is seldom romantic. But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders on online platforms.
  • (slang) A criminal gang.
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl) ferme, from (etyl) ferme, from (etyl) .

    Adjective

    (er)
  • steadfast, secure, hard (in position)
  • * It's good to have a firm grip when shaking hands.
  • fixed (in opinion)
  • a firm''' believer; a '''firm''' friend; a '''firm adherent
  • * He was firm that selling his company would a good choice and didn't let anyone talk him out of it.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 9 , author=John Percy , title=Birmingham City 2 Blackpool 2 (2-3 on agg): match report , work=the Telegraph citation , page= , passage=With such constant off-field turmoil Hughton’s work has been remarkable and this may have been his last game in charge. West Bromwich Albion, searching for a replacement for Roy Hodgson, are firm admirers.}}
  • solid, rigid (material state)
  • firm''' flesh; '''firm''' muscles, '''firm''' wood; '''firm land (i.e. not soft and marshy)
    Derived terms
    * firm up * firmish * firmly * firmness * firmware

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make firm or strong; fix securely.
  • To make compact or resistant to pressure; solidify.
  • To become firm; stabilise.
  • To improve after decline.
  • Aust. To shorten (of betting odds).
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