Origin of jocular
Examples from the Web for jocularly
He wore the scarlet tunic of the Mounted Police and jocularly raised his right hand in salute.The God of His Fathers|Jack London
"Not this week, my son—not till next," said Mr. Marble, jocularly.Afloat And Ashore|James Fenimore Cooper
I have been jocularly asked in relation to my coming here, whether I had secured a guarantee for my safety, and lo!The Life of Jefferson Davis|Frank H. Alfriend
I jocularly told the commander-in-chief to kill all the Tuaricks.
It was jocularly styled the 'tea table,' and was used as a whipping place also.Bygone Punishments|William Andrews
Word Origin for jocular
1620s, from Latin iocularis "funny, comic," from ioculus, diminutive of iocus (see joke (n.)). Implies evasion of an issue by a joke.