- given to or characterized by joking; jesting; humorous; playful: a jocose and amusing manner.
Origin of jocose
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Related Words for jocosefacetious, frolicsome, funny, humorous, jocular, joking, merry, playful, sportive, waggish, witty
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Historical Examples of jocose
The rather numerous men of the family were dense and grumpy, or dense and jocose.Chance
He was genial and jocose, sunburnt and romantically allusive.The Tragic Muse
The tone of the proclamation was not as jocose as in the former Chigirin talks.War and Peace
A jocose answer to children when they say they have gotten nothing.The Proverbs of Scotland
I have been asked why I employed a pleasant, jocose, and diverting style.Classic French Course in English
William Cleaver Wilkinson
- characterized by humour; merry
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.