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[jok-uh nd, joh-kuh nd] /ˈdʒɒk ənd, ˈdʒoʊ kənd/

cheerful; merry; gay; blithe; glad:
a witty and jocund group.
of a humorous temperament; merry

late 14c., from Latin iocundus (source of Spanish jocunde, Italian giocondo), variant (influenced by iocus “joke”) of Latin iucundus “pleasant,” originally “helpful,” contraction of *iuvicundus, from iuvare “to please, benefit, help” (see adjutant).


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