jokey

adjective
jok·ey | \ˈjō-kē \
variants: or less commonly joky
jokier; jokiest

Definition of jokey 

1 : given to joking

3 : amusingly ridiculous : laughable

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Other Words from jokey

jokily \ˈjō-kə-lē \ adverb
jokiness \ˈjō-kē-nəs \ noun

Examples of jokey in a Sentence

the jokey tone of his stories

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So while that appears to have been more on the jokey side, the two have kept up the public flirtation. Fox News, "Eminem responds to Nicki Minaj dating rumors, says he would like to date her," 29 May 2018 Faced with a flood of upset users, Google claimed that those holidays were too reverent for the jokey nature of a doodle. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "18 years of Google Doodles and the people who hate them," 2 Apr. 2018 The women riff on the subject matter in personal and jokey ways, making time for celebrations of Solange and extended America's Next Top Model gags along the way. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'2 Dope Queens': TV Review," 23 Jan. 2018 Here’s the album art: The project was announced with a jokey press release parodying Moby’s nemesis -- or at least one of his many nemeses -- President Donald Trump, who Moby recently urged to resign. Chris Deville, Billboard, "Moby Releases Surprise Album Via Trump's Alleged PR Alter-Ego John Miller: 'Moby Is Old and Sad'," 12 June 2017 Also in the mix are Lennox (Josh Duhamel), the military man from the previous movies; Jimmy (Jerrod Carmichael), Cade’s jokey sidekick; and Izabella (Isabela Moner), the obligatory cute kid. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Review: Transformers Get Arthurian in ‘The Last Knight’," 20 June 2017 The announcement spurred lots of jokey jabs on Twitter (did Jeff Bezos accidentally buy the grocer while trying to order groceries via Alexa?), as well as lots of speculation. Anna Marum, OregonLive.com, "6 ways Amazon could transform shopping at Whole Foods -- and everywhere else," 16 June 2017 Here’s the album art: The project was announced with a jokey press release parodying Moby’s nemesis -- or at least one of his many nemeses -- President Donald Trump, who Moby recently urged to resign. Chris Deville, Billboard, "Moby Releases Surprise Album Via Trump's Alleged PR Alter-Ego John Miller: 'Moby Is Old and Sad'," 12 June 2017 The narrative shifts to his dogged investigation and occasionally jokey interactions with an almost palpable sense of relief, compared to the dread overhanging Russell and Maben’s chapters. Atlanta Life, ajc, "‘Desperation Road’ takes violent route to small-town redemption," 30 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of jokey

circa 1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of jokey was circa 1825

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jokey

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of jokey

: tending or intended to make people laugh

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