jok·​ey ˈjō-kē How to pronounce jokey (audio)
variants or less commonly joky
jokier; jokiest
: given to joking
: amusingly ridiculous : laughable
jokily adverb
jokiness noun

Examples of jokey in a Sentence

the jokey tone of his stories
Recent Examples on the Web The actor also spoke about the clan’s jokey dynamic with ET Canada last month. Jack Smart, Peoplemag, 3 Oct. 2023 Jason Kelce Reveals the Meaningful Inspiration Behind Baby Daughter Bennett Llewellyn's Name The lighthearted and jokey nature of the couple, married since 2018, is something that's important to them to pass on to their kids. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 13 Sep. 2023 The Org’s bureaucracy has metastasized to the point where the Department of Mutant Vehicles, which was started as a jokey agency to license art cars, has gotten as frustrating as the real DMV. Alden Wicker, WIRED, 7 Sep. 2023 The executive explained that the Shoggoth had become a jokey reference among workers in artificial intelligence, as a vivid visual metaphor for how a large language model (the type of A.I. system that powers ChatGPT and other chatbots) actually works. Kevin Roose, New York Times, 30 May 2023 Some light digs at Joe Biden dozing off gave way to a jokey defense of Vice President Kamala Harris that turned into a dig at former VP Mike Pence. Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone, 30 Apr. 2023 The band began at the tiny 10 High Club in Virginia-Highlands in 2007 as a jokey one-off night and has since turned into a unlikely but mighty phenomenon, a group that can sell out 6,900 seats at Chastain Park twice a year. Rodney Ho, ajc, 14 May 2023 Culkin, who plays the sarcastic and jokey Roman on HBO’s hit drama series, confirms to Variety exclusively he will be submitted for the lead drama actor category at this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards. Clayton Davis, Variety, 24 Apr. 2023 Only the jokey homoerotic banter stamps it as typical of Mr. Ritchie’s work. Kyle Smith,, 20 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of jokey was circa 1825

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“Jokey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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