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He insisted on working games alone — no jocular jock sidekick, no bantering crosstalk.Vin Scully delivered a nightly fanfare for the common man|Marc Fisher|August 3, 2022|Washington Post
Where Simmons is jocular in a kind of clever fratboy way, Lund is more refined in his language and more robust in his indignation.Forget the Wife Beating—Are You Ready for Some Football?|Steve Almond|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Talk of the economy at large—yes, bankers are interested in that too—also seemed jocular.JPMorgan Chase Earnings: CEO Jamie Dimon Comes Clean|Alex Klein|July 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When he ran into Sperling at a congressional dinner at the White House a couple of weeks later, the encounter was jocular.Democrats' Negotiator in Chief|Lloyd Grove|May 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Yet she never wanders far from the defining characteristics of her writing: it's all jocular observation of herself or others.Nora Ephron on Her Life, Loves, and Disappointments|Claire Howorth|November 6, 2010|DAILY BEAST
The translator could think of no better word, because the context is jocular.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
A tutor at college and a Museum attache; very jocular; given to personal witticisms, which were often aimed at Goriot.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
The verb “to bag,” for instance, is in jocular use for implying a petty appropriation of property.
Probably few persons who allow themselves the enjoyment of that rather jocular expletive, the deuce!
She soon began to find sinister meaning in the jocular speeches that are current in the world as to the inconstancy of men.At the Sign of the Cat and Racket|Honore de Balzac