jocose


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to jocose: tyrant, humorous, facetious

jo·cose

 (jō-kōs′)
adj.
1. Given to joking; merry.
2. Characterized by joking; humorous.

[Latin iocōsus, from iocus, joke; see yek- in Indo-European roots.]

jo·cose′ly adv.
jo·cose′ness, jo·cos′i·ty (-kŏs′ĭ-tē) n.

jocose

(dʒəˈkəʊs)
adj
characterized by humour; merry
[C17: from Latin jocōsus given to jesting, from jocus joke]
joˈcosely adv
joˈcoseness, jocosity n

jo•cose

(dʒoʊˈkoʊs, dʒə-)

adj.
given to or characterized by joking; playful.
[1665–75; < Latin jocōsus=joc(us) joke + -ōsus -ose1]
jo•cose′ly, adv.
jo•cos′i•ty (-ˈkɒs ɪ ti) jo•cose′ness, n.

jocose

- From Latin jocus, "joke, jest," it means "full of jokes."
See also related terms for jest.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jocose - characterized by jokes and good humor
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"

jocose

adjective (Old-fashioned) humorous, funny, pleasant, witty, merry, playful, mischievous, joyous, comical, jesting, teasing, jovial, droll, blithe, facetious, jocular, waggish, sportive His conversation is carefully maintained at a level of jocose pomposity.

jocose

adjective
Intended to excite laughter or amusement:
Translations

jocose

adj (dated)scherzend, launig (geh)
References in classic literature ?
All hands were to be out in the meadows this morning as soon as the dew had risen; the wives and daughters did double work in every farmhouse, that the maids might give their help in tossing the hay; and when Adam was marching along the lanes, with his basket of tools over his shoulder, he caught the sound of jocose talk and ringing laughter from behind the hedges.
I directed him, with jocose reference to the collision of interests between us, to address his letter: "Tit for Tat, Post-office, West Strand.
Philip was nervous, but tried to hide the fact by a jocose manner.
The tone of the proclamation was not as jocose as in the former Chigirin talks.
The old man, who had put on his short sheepskin jacket, was just as good-humored, jocose, and free in his movements.
If I can't, I'll save on something else," returned the jocose philanthropist.
Pott retorted not a word at this jocose insult, but deliberately folded up his copy of the INDEPENDENT, flattened it carefully down, crushed it beneath his boot, spat upon it with great ceremony, and flung it into the fire.
In about a quarter of an hour Mr Chuckster (with a pen behind his ear and his face inflamed with wine) appeared at the door, and condescending to address Kit by the jocose appellation of 'Young Snob,' informed him that the visitors were coming out.
Well aged parent," said Wemmick, shaking hands with him in a cordial and jocose way, "how am you?
Fortunately, the Crows were in a jocose, rather than a sanguinary mood.
A nuisance cause was trying; there were not many spectators; and the witnesses, counsel, and jury, formed a sort of family circle, sufficiently jocose and snug.
So, he gave her three or four with a kind of jocose gallantry, and Miss La Creevy evinced no greater symptoms of displeasure than declaring, as she adjusted her yellow turban, that she had never heard of such a thing, and couldn't have believed it possible.