jocose

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From Latin iocōsus (humorous), from iocus (jest, joke).

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jocose (comparative more jocose, superlative most jocose)

  1. given to jesting; habitually jolly
    • 1886, Henry S. Salt, “VII: On Certain Fallacies”, in A Plea for Vegetarianism and Other Essays, page 80:
      Jocose flesh-eaters take a malicious delight in pointing out and enumerating to Vegetarians the many animal substances now in common use, and in taunting them with inconsistency in using them.
    • 1941, Ogden Nash, "Look What You Did, Christopher!", in The Face Is Familiar, Garden City Publishing Company, page 223.
      The American people, / With grins jocose, / Always survive the fatal dose.
  2. playful; characterized by joking

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

jocōse

  1. vocative masculine singular of jocōsus

References[edit]

  • jocose in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • jocose in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette