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also jok·y  (jō′kē)
adj. jok·i·er, jok·i·est
Characterized by joking or jokes, especially stale or clumsy jokes: jokey bumper stickers.

jok′i·ly adv.
jok′i·ness n.
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the quality of being jokey or a joker
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"I did post one photo of myself a little bit like a bodybuilding photo and a lot of people were really surprised I was doing it, but there was still a bit of jokiness - they didn't think I could do it or said that I wouldn't do much.
Flint also remarks briefly on what she calls Weegee's 'idiosyncratic jokiness' (p193) but takes this line of thought no further.
However, the jokiness of the comment disguises the fact that, as Shalin also points out, Goffman understood gambling as a prototype of action, fully in the Parsonian sense (Shalin, 2016:5; Goffman, 1967:186).
This book isn't sharp-fanged, but it's able to remain both humorous and disturbing after the initial jokiness has passed....
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"I wanted to get rid of the jokiness, the goofiness.
But at least they were not guilty of the labored frat-boy jokiness of the Washington Free Beacon.
From the laconic jokiness of his early Pop compositions to the cacophonous and often mutable surfaces of his later paintings--where resin, silver nitrate, iodine, chloride, beeswax, granulated meteorite, and pigment of violets, to list only a few of his materials, are deployed to brilliant effect--the German artist, who died in 2010, tested the bounds of imagemaking like few others of his generation.
Production companies have approached her about developing a TV show or a movie based on her YouTube channel, which melds offbeat jokiness, cutesy charm and disarming sex appeal.
The Journal to Stella and the parodies and hoaxes included in Rumbold's volume demonstrate Swifts capacity for jokiness and his engagement with political life, but in terms of genre, tone, and purpose, the works brought together in these two volumes alone (and never mind the rest of the substantial canon) make Swifts immense authorial range abundantly clear.
The same commentator also talks about the ,self- conscious jokiness of Atwood's The Penelopiad, the voice of the embarrassed modern in the presence of something acknowledged as profound.
At which point, instead of more narrative information, we get a witticism, a joke about saws: "At the word, the saw, as if it meant to prove saws knew what supper meant, leaped out at the boy's hand." It's classic Frost, a toss off--a light but slightly cruel jokiness that amplifies psychic tension through resistance.