Adjective "jocose" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Playful or humorous.
  1. 'He would have tried to persuade him in a very jocose way.'
  2. 'Asked if he could afford a lawyer, he became jocose.'
  3. 'But behind the jocose mood was a serious determination that farmers were sticking to their protest.'
  4. 'The continental peoples are grave, compared with our jocose fellow citizens, and especially in their hours of business.'


1. given to or characterized by joking; jesting; humorous; playful: a jocose and amusing manner.

More examples(as adjective)

"people/places/organizations can be jocose."

"hillareses can be jocose."

"backs can be jocose."


Late 17th century: from Latin jocosus, from jocus (see joke).