Examples from the Web for jocose
Of all patois they declared that mine was the most preposterous and the most jocose in sound.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition|Robert Louis Stevenson
They glided from these serious topics into the jocose insults which are the wit of Main Street.Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
I can conceive that those austere people were sometimes even merry and jocose.Beacon Lights of History, Volume IV|John Lord
One man, a quondam music-hall singer, carried his jocose art into his sick-bed.South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 3 (of 6)|Louis Creswicke
The Blight was very quiet at lunch, as was the little sister, and my effort to be jocose was a lamentable failure.A Knight of the Cumberland|John Fox Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for jocose
Word Origin for jocose
Word Origin and History for jocose
1670s, from Latin iocosus "full of jesting, joking," from iocus "pastime, sport; a jest, joke" (see joke (n.)). Implies ponderous humor. Related: Jocosely; jocoseness.