An internal optimist in the face of adversity (reality).
From the title character of the 1960 Disney movie starring a young Hayley Mills.
I lost my job, my girlfriend and someone stole my car. What the fuck do you mean I should cheer up, Pollyanna?
Noun- an excessively or blindly optimistic person or Verb-unreasonably or illogically optimistic
I was going to jail but my girlfriend was being a pollyanna saying it would be a learning experience.
The South Jersey word for "Secret Santa": A game in which you secretly draw a person's name out of a hat and then you have to buy that person a gift. POLLYANNA!
"Who did you draw for pollyanna this year?"
"Shhh... I got Liz. I think I'm going to buy her a webcam because I heard thats what she wants this year."