jocularity

[jok-yuh-lar-i-tee]

noun, plural joc·u·lar·i·ties.

the state or quality of being jocular.
jocular speech or behavior.
a jocular remark or act.

Nearby words

  1. jockteleg,
  2. jocose,
  3. jocosely,
  4. jocosity,
  5. jocular,
  6. jocularly,
  7. jocund,
  8. jocundity,
  9. jocundly,
  10. jod

Origin of jocularity

First recorded in 1640–50; jocular + -ity

Related formso·ver·joc·u·lar·i·ty, noun

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Word Origin and History for jocularity

jocularity

n.

1640s, from Medieval Latin iocularitas "jocular, facetious," from iocularis (see jocular).

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