Three types of tools, if carefully used, may provide evidentiary bases for authoritative answers to the question about 'glee'. Two of those types of tools have already been deployed in the question and its answer, although perhaps they have not been deployed as skilfully as they might be. The two types of tools already deployed are (1) personal experience, and (2) lexical definitions. The third type of tool is (3) the set of available corpora. There again, the tool may be deployed with greater or lesser skill and insight.
Some (of the many) available corpora are accessible through the BYU corpora interface. Using corpora to answer the question as authoritatively as possible within carefully articulated limits is likely to get as near to a "case closed" answer as is feasible. The limits are both external to the corpora, as imposed by the answerer's ambition, ability and resources, and internal to the corpora along with the interface, as imposed by the essential nature (for example, the types and dates of material in the collections) of individual corpora and any artificial restrictions imposed by the interface on the investigation.
The general direction of fruitful investigation has probably already been set by the observed differences between lexical definitions of 'glee' in US English and other Englishs. Weighing against the productivity of going in that general direction are the poorly defined question targets of "in normal use" and the "average native english language user". Those targets might, however, be profitably defined in any worthwhile answer.
See also the answer to a very similar, and recent question, What are some good and authoritative reference/data source for modern usage examples of words?. Note also that questions shown in the "Related" sidebar of this and the linked question may prove informative.