What Does JELLY Mean?JELLY means "Jealous". This is just one way of shortening the word "jealous". (Others include JELLY, JELLO and JEL).
In the UK, the TV show The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) was responsible for popularizing JELLY (and its many other variations).
Of note, these derivatives of "jealous" often describe envy not jealously, and they are contributing to the distinction between these two words blurring.
Read more about the difference between jealousy and envy.
Summary of Key Points
Definition for JELLYJELLY means "Jealous". This is the most common meaning for JELLY on social-media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat.
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Adults and Teenagers
Image for JELLYWhen I write JELLY, I mean this:
JELLY means jealous.
Examples of JELLY in SentencesHere are examples of JELLY being used in conversations:
- Tony: Why are you so JELLY of my new relationship?
- Jordan: I'm not. I just think you're rushing into things.
- Tony: I told her, if she carries on being JELLY, she can't sit with us.
- Jordan: Good. I'm really starting to get bored of her.
An Academic Look at JELLYJELLY is typically used as an adjective (i.e., a describing word). For example:
- Ignore the haters. They are just JELLY of you. (Here, the adjective JELLY modifies the pronoun they.)
Example of JELLY Used in a Text
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