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jellin'

verb; derivation; clipping; slang
To be jealous of what someone else has, whether it be material or not. Often used in the bodybuilding community to highlight the feelings bodybuilders feel towards those who are more physically developed. To be "jellin'" is to be jealous of something another possesses. Is a derivation and clipping of the verb "to be jealous".
 
"Man, Paul was totally jellin' over these massive arms I have now. Can you believe that he thinks I'm cycling on Dianabol? I'm all natty bro, and Paul is just a hater for thinking that."
Etymology : Comes from the Old French jalos "keen, zealous; avaricious, to be jealous". A clip of "to be jealous", "jellin'" is the slight derivative of the shortening of the verb.
Source : This term is frequently used in bodybuilding communities and forums across America.
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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