adjective, jok·i·er, jok·i·est.

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. 2019

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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

intended as a joke; full of jokes
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