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- given to jesting; habitually jolly
- 1659, John Gauden, chapter XXXI, in Ίερα Δακρυα [Hiera dakrya]. Ecclesiae Anglicanae Suspiria. The Tears, Sighs, Complaints, and Prayers of the Church of England: […], London: Printed by J[ohn] G[rismond] for R[ichard] Royston, […], OCLC 1006016842, book II (Searching the Causes and Occasions of the Church of England’s Decayes), page 251:
- Adde to this diſsipated and diſtracted ſtate of Miniſters, their private diſtreſſes and poverties, together with the publick neglect and indifferency of people toward them; who can wonder if they look pitifully one on another, which no jocoſe or juvenile drolings can relieve?
- 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.
- playful; characterized by joking
- See also Thesaurus:witty
characterised by joking