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jocosity

[joh-kos-i-tee, juh-] /dʒoʊˈkɒs ɪ ti, dʒə-/
noun, plural jocosities.
1.
the state or quality of being jocose.
2.
joking or jesting.
3.
a joke or jest.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; jocose + -ity
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  • The fact is she wanted to be tactful about charging him with superficial jocosity, and couldn't for the life of her.
  • They are occupied with a theme concerning which the jocosity of the peasant was inveterate.
Word Origin and History for jocosity
n.

1640s; see jocose + -ity.

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