jokey
also joky adjective (jokier; -est) Date: circa 1825 1. given to joking 2. humorous, comical 3. amusingly ridiculous ; laughablejokily adverbjokiness noun

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  • jokey — UK [ˈdʒəʊkɪ] / US [ˈdʒoʊkɪ] or joky UK / US adjective Word forms jokey : adjective jokey comparative jokier superlative jokiest informal intended as a joke, or not serious a jokey remark Derived words: jokily adverb jokiness noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • jokey — [jōk′ē] adj. amusing; comical or lighthearted; humorous: also joky jokily adv. jokiness n …   English World dictionary

  • jokey — adjective or joky ˈjōkē (often jokier often jokiest) : given to joking : waggish a jokey old bird Sinclair Lewis * * * jokily, adv …   Useful english dictionary

  • jokey — [[t]ʤo͟ʊki[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If someone behaves in a jokey way, they do things in a way that is intended to be amusing, rather than serious. [INFORMAL] Bruno has not got his younger brother s jokey manner... He was still his old jokey… …   English dictionary

  • jokey — jokily, adv. jokiness, n. /joh kee/, adj., jokier, jokiest. lacking in seriousness; frivolous: The editorial had an offensively jokey tone for such an important subject. [1815 25; JOKE + EY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • jokey — jok|ey joky [ˈdʒəuki US ˈdʒou ] adj informal not serious and tending to make people laugh ▪ Dave was a sweet man, very jokey about everything. >jokily adv >jokiness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jokey — adjective BrE not serious and tending to make people laugh: Her jokey manner put us at ease. jokily adverb jokiness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • jokey — /ˈdʒoʊki/ (say johkee) adjective Colloquial humorous: a jokey manner. –jokiness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • jokey — <ing.> Cıdırda, çapışmada peşəkar sürücü, minici. İstəyir ki, belindəki; Yarışlarda nəmər alan jokey deyil; Vuruşlarda zəfər çalan igid olsun! B. V …   Azərbaycan dilinin izahlı lüğəti

  • jokey — joke ► NOUN 1) a statement made or short story told in order to cause amusement. 2) a trick played for fun. 3) informal a ridiculously inadequate or inappropriate thing. ► VERB ▪ make jokes. DERIVATIVES jokey (also joky) adj …   English terms dictionary

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