jocosity

[ joh-kos-i-tee, juh- ]
/ dʒoʊˈkɒs ɪ ti, dʒə- /

noun, plural jo·cos·i·ties.

the state or quality of being jocose.
joking or jesting.
a joke or jest.

Nearby words

  1. jocko,
  2. jockstrap,
  3. jockteleg,
  4. jocose,
  5. jocosely,
  6. jocular,
  7. jocularity,
  8. jocularly,
  9. jocund,
  10. jocundity

Origin of jocosity

First recorded in 1640–50; jocose + -ity

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Word Origin and History for jocosity

jocosity

n.

1640s; see jocose + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper