Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.


v. jolt·ed, jolt·ing, jolts
1. To move or dislodge with a sudden, hard blow; strike heavily or jarringly: jolted his opponent with a heavy punch; an impact that jolted the mailbox loose.
2. To cause to move jerkily: stops and starts that jolted the passengers.
3. To put into a specified condition by or as if by a blow: "Now and then he jolted a nodding reader awake by inserting a witty paragraph" (Walter Blair).
4. To make suddenly active or effective: The remark jolted my memory.
5. To disturb suddenly and severely; stun: She was jolted by the betrayal of her trusted friend.
To proceed in an irregular, bumpy, or jerky fashion.
1. A sudden jarring or jerking motion, as from a blow.
a. A sudden, strong feeling of surprise or disappointment; a shock.
b. The cause of such a feeling: His resignation was a jolt to the whole staff.
3. A brief strong portion: a jolt of whiskey.

[Origin unknown.]

jolt′er n.
jolt′i·ly adv.
jolt′y adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jolty - causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements; "a rough ride"


[ˈdʒəʊltɪ] ADJ [vehicle] → que traquetea, que da saltos


adj (+er) cart etcholp(e)rig, rüttelnd; roadholp(e)rig, uneben
References in classic literature ?
He was knocked to the canvas backwards, and sideways, was punched in the clinches and in the break-aways--stiff, jolty blows that dazed his brain and drove the strength from his muscles.
Bosses want train drivers to learn how to accelerate and brake more gently to avoid disturbing passengers with a jolty journey.
com/cookies-products-93 for additional information, baking and cooking inspiration, and unique recipes featuring the new cookie mixes, including Jolty Scotchies, Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies, and White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies.