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jocose

[joh-kohs, juh-] /dʒoʊˈkoʊs, dʒə-/
adjective
1.
given to or characterized by joking; jesting; humorous; playful:
a jocose and amusing manner.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Latin jocōsus, equivalent to joc(us) joke + -ōsus -ose1
Related forms
jocosely, adverb
jocoseness, noun
quasi-jocose, adjective
quasi-jocosely, adverb
unjocose, adjective
unjocosely, adverb
unjocoseness, noun
Can be confused
jocose, jocular, jocund, jovial (see synonym study at jovial)
Synonyms
facetious, waggish, witty, funny, droll, comical, sportive, merry. See jovial.
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British Dictionary definitions for jocose

jocose

/dʒəˈkəʊs/
adjective
1.
characterized by humour; merry
Derived Forms
jocosely, adverb
jocoseness, jocosity (dʒəˈkɒsɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin jocōsus given to jesting, from jocusjoke
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Word Origin and History for jocose
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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