Human vs Jelly - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between human and jelly

is that human is (label) classical (of or pertaining to the classical - latin, greek - languages, literature, history and philosophy) while jelly is (slang) jealous.

As a noun 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.

As a verb jelly is

to wiggle like jelly.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en adjective)
  • (notcomp) Of or belonging to the species Homo sapiens or its closest relatives.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=David Simpson
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=36, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Fantasy of navigation , passage=Like most human activities, ballooning has sponsored heroes and hucksters and a good deal in between. For every dedicated scientist patiently recording atmospheric pressure and wind speed while shivering at high altitudes, there is a carnival barker with a bevy of pretty girls willing to dangle from a basket or parachute down to earth.}}
  • (comparable) Having the nature or attributes of a human being.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=1 citation , passage=She was like a Beardsley Salome , he had said. And indeed she had the narrow eyes and the high cheekbone of that creature, and as nearly the sinuosity as is compatible with human symmetry.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=20 citation , passage=The story struck the depressingly familiar note with which true stories ring in the tried ears of experienced policemen. No one queried it. It was in the classic pattern of human weakness, mean and embarrassing and sad.}}
  • * 2011 August 17, Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., The Many Wars of Google: Handset makers will learn to live with their new ‘frenemy’]'', ''Business World'', ''[[w:The Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal] ,
  • Google wouldn't be human if it didn't want some of this loot, which buying Motorola would enable it to grab.


    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * human behaviour * human being * human botfly * human capital * human chattel * human chorionic gonadotropin * human-computer interaction * human condition * human death * human development * Human Genome Project * human immunodeficiency virus * human insulin * human interest * humanism * humanist * humanization * humanize * humanizer * human knot * human kind, humankind * humanly * human movement * human nature * humanoid * human papillomavirus * human pyramid * human race * human relations * human resources (HR) * human rights * human trafficking * inhuman * inhumane * nonhuman, non-human * to err is human (human)


    (en noun)
  • A human being, whether man, woman or child.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katie L. Burke
  • , title= In the News , volume=101, issue=3, page=193, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Bats host many high-profile viruses that can infect humans , including severe acute respiratory syndrome and Ebola.}}


    (en verb)
  • (lb) To behave as or become, or to cause to behave as or become, a human.
  • * 2013 , Biosocial Becomings (ISBN 110702563X), page 19:
  • There are, then, many ways of humaning : these are the ways along which we make ourselves and, collaboratively, one another.
  • * 1911 , The collected works of Ambrose Bierce , volume 9, page 362:
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    (wikipedia jelly)

    Alternative forms

    * gelly (obsolete)

    Etymology 1

    (etyl) gelee, from .


  • (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
    * (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


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

    From jealous by shortening.


    (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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