* gelly (obsolete)
(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:
* 1975 , and (Marion Rombauer Becker), The Joy of Cooking , 5th revision:
- 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.
A similar dish made with meat.
- 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 pretty girl; a girlfriend.
* 1931 , William Faulkner, Sanctuary , Vintage 1993, p. 25:
- calf's-foot jelly
(US, slang) A large backside, especially a woman's.
* 2001 , (w, Destiny's Child), “(Bootylicious)” (song)
- ‘Gowan goes to Oxford a lot,’ the boy said. ‘He?s got a jelly there.’
* 2001 , George Dell, Dance Unto the Lord ,
- I shake my jelly at every chance / When I whip with my hips you slip into a trance
(colloquial) A jelly shoe.
* 2006 , David L. Marcus, What It Takes to Pull Me Through :
- At that Sister Samantha seemed to shake her jelly so that she sank back into her chair.
- 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
* comb jelly
* jelly baby
* jelly bean
* jelly bracelet
* royal jelly
To wiggle like jelly.
To make jelly.
From jealous by shortening.
* 2011 , "
Exchange smiles, not saliva", The Banner (Grand Blanc High School), Volume 47, Issue 2, December 2011, page 17:
1000 English basic words
- "I think other people make rude comments because they're jelly [jealous] bro," Schroer said. "We're just showing our love to other people."
- I ate a piece of toast for breakfast.
A proposed salutation (e.g. to say "cheers") while drinking alcohol.
- All toasters toast toast .
A person, group, or notable object to which a salutation with alcohol is made; a person or group held in similar esteem.
- At the reception, there were many toasts from the well-wishers.
(slang) Something that will be no more; something subject to impending destruction, harm or injury.
- He was the toast of high society.
(slang, Jamaica) Extemporaneous narrative poem or rap.
(computing) A transient, pop-up informational window
- If I ever get my hands on the guy that stole my wallet, he’s toast !
* french toast
* propose a toast
* Texas toast
* toast of the town
To lightly cook by browning via direct exposure to a fire or other heat source.
To grill, lightly cook by browning specifically under a grill or in a toaster
- We liked to toast marshmallows around the campfire.
To engage in a salutation and/or accompanying raising of glasses while drinking alcohol in honor of someone or something.
- Top with cheese and toast under the grill for a few minutes.
To warm thoroughly.
- We toasted the happy couple many times over the course of the evening.
(slang, Jamaica) To perform extemporaneous narrative poem or rap.
- I toasted my feet by the fire.