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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: rejoir, from Latin gaudere 'to rejoice'

rejoice

verb
     
re‧joice [intransitive]
1 literary to feel or show that you are very happy
rejoice at/over/in
His family rejoiced at the news.
We rejoiced in our good fortune.
2

rejoice in the name/title (of) something

British English to have a name or title that is silly or amusing:
He rejoices in the name of Pigg.

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