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Sunday, April 01, 2007

Definitions for jocular

  1. given to, characterized by, intended for, or suited to joking or jesting; waggish; facetious: jocular remarks about opera stars.

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Citations for jocular
His satire, his alternately jocular and thoughtful interviewing style and his instinct for identifying clever collaborators all blossomed as he found his footing and the ideal forum for his informed sensibilities. Matthew Love, "Jon Stewart: The Long Goodnight" Rolling Stone, February 11, 2015
…young Dixon was a perfectly boring wizard of academics, who did not appear to be in possession of a single callow or jocular bone. Elizabeth Gilbert, The Signature of All Things, 2013
Origin of jocular
1620-1630
Jocular can be traced to the Latin jocus meaning "joke." It entered English in the 1620s.