lovely jubbly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an advertising slogan for Jubbly, an orange-flavoured soft drink. Popularised by the BBC television comedy Only Fools and Horses.

Interjection[edit]

lovely jubbly

  1. (UK, colloquial) Lovely; great, fantastic.
    • 2000, Anna Maxted, Getting Over It
      "Yeah?" says Adam, who doubtless expected me to put up a fight. "Lovely jubbly! It's a date!" "No, it isn't," I say.
    • 2000, Roger Granelli, Status Zero
      "Fucking lovely jubbly this, innit?" Duane said.
    • 2004, Beatrice Hollyer, Jamie Oliver, Let's Eat: What Children Eat Around the World
      Press gently all the way around to seal the edges and keep the chocolate in. Bake for 10 minutes and eat hot or cold. Easy peasy, lovely jubbly!