jokey

[ joh-kee ]
/ ˈdʒoʊ ki /

adjective, jok·i·er, jok·i·est.

lacking in seriousness; frivolous: The editorial had an offensively jokey tone for such an important subject.

Nearby words

  1. jokai,
  2. joke,
  3. jokebook,
  4. joker,
  5. jokester,
  6. joking,
  7. jokingly,
  8. jokjakarta,
  9. joktaleg,
  10. joky

Origin of jokey

First recorded in 1815–25; joke + -ey1

Related formsjok·i·ly, adverbjok·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for jokily

jokey

joky

/ (ˈdʒəʊkɪ) /

adjective jokier or jokiest

intended as a joke; full of jokes
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