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.

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Definition for JELLY

JELLY means "Jealous." This is the most common meaning for JELLY on social-media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat.
Type:Word and Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
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Examples of JELLY in Sentences

Here 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 JELLY

JELLY 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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