Jocose



[joh-kohs, juh-] /dʒoʊˈkoʊs, dʒə-/

adjective
1.
given to or characterized by joking; jesting; humorous; playful:
a jocose and amusing manner.
/dʒəˈkəʊs/
adjective
1.
characterized by humour; merry
adj.

1670s, from Latin iocosus “full of jesting, joking,” from iocus “pastime, sport; a jest, joke” (see joke (n.)). Implies ponderous humor. Related: Jocosely; jocoseness.

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