What does the word jocose mean?

Usage examples for jocose

  1. Mrs. Todd, who had begun to dispense pink and brown ice- cream, for them when they were very little children, winked and nodded as they all came in together, and made a jocose remark about " handsome couples"; then she trundled off to get the ice- cream, leaving them in the saloon. – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  2. Tetlow looked at him doubtfully, uncertain whether he had been listening to wisdom put in a jocose form of audacious egotism or to the effervescings of intoxication. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  3. Then when you mean to be jocose hand over the laughter card, and so on. – The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces by John Kendrick Bangs