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adjective, jok·i·er, jok·i·est.
  1. lacking in seriousness; frivolous: The editorial had an offensively jokey tone for such an important subject.

Origin of jokey

First recorded in 1815–25; joke + -ey1
Related formsjok·i·ly, adverbjok·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • They had concluded that this was only one of his jokey gempman's ways.

    V. V.'s Eyes

    Henry Sydnor Harrison

British Dictionary definitions for jokey



adjective jokier or jokiest
  1. intended as a joke; full of jokes
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