Wednesday, December 9, 2009


jocose \jō-ˈkōs, jə-\ adjective: 1. given to joking; merry, 2. characterized by joking; humorous

Etymology: Latin jocosus, from jocus joke

I hear people use jocular more often than jocose.

1 comment:

Vicki Peter said...

I would be overjoyed to hear either one; I read "jocose" only because high school students A. associate "jocular" with "jock" and B. are addicted to thesaur... thesauruses. Thesauri. That sounds so wrong. o_o