Jocular meaning

jŏkyə-lər
Characterized by joking.
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Given to joking.
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Said as a joke.
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Joking; humorous; full of fun.
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The definition of jocular is prone to joking or marked by joking.

An example of something jocular is a comedy show.

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(formal) Humorous, amusing or joking.

He was in a jocular mood all day.

All we had was a short and jocular conversation.

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Origin of jocular

  • Latin ioculāris droll from ioculus diminutive of iocus joke yek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin iocularis, from ioculus (“a little jest”), diminutive of iocus (“a jest”).

    From Wiktionary