What Does JELLO Mean in a Text?

JELLO means "Jealous." A number of shortened versions of the word jealous have gained popularity due to popular reality TV shows (most notably TOWIE, The Only Way is Essex).

Other versions are JELLY, JEL, and JEAL.

Slang terms like JELLO contribute to the blurring of the distinction between jealousy and envy.

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When I write JELLO, I mean this:

meaning of JELLO

I am very jealous.

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Definition for JELLO

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

Here are examples of JELLO being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Don't be so JELLO of my new phone.
  • Jordan: I'm not. I'll be getting a better one than you soon.
  • Tony: Why aren't you coming to the party?
  • Jordan: Shannon is JELLO because she wasn't invited. I'm not going to cause an argument.

An Academic Look at JELLO

JELLO is typically used as an adjective (i.e., a describing word). For example:
  • She is so JELLO.
  • (Here, the adjective JELLO modifies the noun she.)

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "jealous" instead of "JELLO".

Example of JELLO Used in a Text

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