- jockey for position,
- jockey shorts,
Origin of jocose
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.
Word Origin 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.