Definition of abbreviation (noun) -done or made in jest
Part of speech:Adjective
It’s said jocosely, or in jest, of course. A gross generalization, so to speak.
His jocose manner was unsuitable for such a solemn occasion.
The jocose prankster flicked off Gus’s hat, which earned him a punch in the jaw.
I could not help but wonder why the medical paper was written with a distinct jocose and jovial ring, which seemed so out of place.
My aunt Betty was a gleg woman of a jocose nature.
If Janeites tend towards punctiliousness, Dickensians have a penchant for the jocose.
If they had one thing in common it was that all of them were slightly wayward, rough-hewn, jocose.
The related adjective "jocular" is more familiar, but still I have probably never used it.