Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Given to joking; merry.
  • adj. Characterized by joking; humorous.

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  • adj. given to jest; habitually jolly
  • adj. playful; characterized by joking

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Given to jokes and jesting; containing a joke, or abounding in jokes; merry; sportive; humorous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Given to jokes and jesting; merry; waggish, as a person.
  • Of the nature of a joke or jest; sportive; merry: as, a jocose remark; jocose or comical airs.

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  • adj. characterized by jokes and good humor

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin iocōsus, from iocus, joke; see yek- in Indo-European roots.

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From Latin iocōsus ("humorous"), from iocus ("jest, joke").

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  • The old man, who had put on his short sheepskin jacket, was just as good-humored, jocose, and free in his movements.

    September 13, 2007

  • given to joking

    July 23, 2007