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  • adv. In a jocose manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a jocose manner; in jest; for sport or game; waggishly.

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  • adv. with humor


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jocose +‎ -ly


  • Logic makes one grin jocosely into the face of the Noseless One and to sneer at all the phantasmagoria of living.

    Chapter 36

  • "You must not overwork at your editorial desk, my boy," he called jocosely from the distant threshold.

    Paul and the Printing Press

  • The world-sickness of the White Logic makes one grin jocosely into the face of the Noseless One and to sneer at all the phantasmagoria of living.

    Chapter XXXVI

  • It would have been impossible to hear any explanation; but the five minutes were over, and the horns had ceased, and there remained only the noise of a singular leaping of feet, explained perhaps by a possible pillow-fight, that kept the family below partially awake until the bells and cannon made known the dawning of the glorious day, – the sunrise, or "the rising of the sons," as Mr. Peterkin jocosely called it when they heard the little boys and their friends clattering down the stairs to begin the outside festivities.

    The Peterkin Papers

  • At last he suffered vows to be put up for his good journey and safe return, insomuch that he was called jocosely by the name of Callipides, who is famous in a Greek proverb, for being in a great hurry to go forward, but without ever advancing a cubit.

    De vita Caesarum

  • The hotel servants chuckled as he went in and out; the oystermen and wood-cutters called jocosely to each other as he passed by; respectable people said he could have no consideration for his wife to degrade her by raising the derision of the town.

    The Entailed Hat Or, Patty Cannon's Times

  • She was crazier about flowers and plants than anybody he had ever heard of, and it had delighted him to make over to her, labelled jocosely as the bouquet-fund, a sum of money which, it seemed to him, might have paid for the hanging-gardens of Babylon.

    The Market-Place

  • "jocosely" reminded by smiling secretaries that the competition was over, and that those who were dissatisfied with the companies 'supplies were quite at liberty to set up pumps of their own.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 447 Volume 18, New Series, July 24, 1852

  • One hand, between the pickets, seemed waving at her, and almost he seemed to wink at her jocosely, though she knew it to be the contortion of deadly pain.


  • It is very “filling”: you say jocosely to an Eastern threatened with a sudden inroad of guests, “Go, swamp thy rice with Raughan.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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  • From Joseph Keller's Catch-22 (ISBN: 9780099529125), p. 60: "While we waited, he spent each day shuffling rhythmically around the entrance of the operations tent, making boisterous wisecracks to everybody who came by and jocosely calling Sergeant Towser a lousy son of a bitch every time Sergeant Towser popped out of the orderly room."

    August 20, 2014