Origin of jocoseClassical Latin jocosus from jocus, a jest, joke
- Given to joking; merry.
- Characterized by joking; humorous.
Origin of jocoseLatin iocōsus from iocus joke ; see yek- in Indo-European roots.
- jo·cose′ness jo·cos′i·ty
(comparative more jocose, superlative most jocose)
From Latin iocōsus (“humorous”), from iocus (“jest, joke”).