jokey

jokey
adjective or joky \\ˈjōkē\ (often jokier often jokiest)
: given to joking : waggish

a jokey old bird — Sinclair Lewis

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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]

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jokeˈsome, jōˈkey or jōˈky adjective
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Main Entry:joke

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jokey UK [ˈdʒəʊki] US [ˈdʒoʊki] adjective [adjective jokey comparative jokier superlative jokiest] informal
intended as a joke, or not serious

a jokey remark

Thesaurus: words used to describe jokeshyponym quality of being funny and funny situationssynonym
Variant: joky
Derived Words: jokily jokiness

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jokey [jokey jokier jokiest] (also joky) [ˈdʒəʊki] [ˈdʒoʊki] adjective (informal)
amusing; making people laugh

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jokey
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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