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[joh-kee] /ˈdʒoʊ ki/
adjective, jokier, jokiest.
lacking in seriousness; frivolous:
The editorial had an offensively jokey tone for such an important subject.
Origin of jokey
First recorded in 1815-25; joke + -ey1
Related forms
jokily, adverb
jokiness, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for jokey


adjective jokier, jokiest
intended as a joke; full of jokes
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Fun-loving; jocular; given to joking: George is too jokey for a responsible slot (mid1800s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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