Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characterized by joking or jokes, especially stale or clumsy jokes.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of joky.

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Examples

  • John McCain is visibly uncomfortable talking about social issues, and when pressed on them, tends to veer between conservatism-in-a-can boilerplate (“marriage is a unique institution in our society and we have to protect it”) and a kind of jokey admission that he is giving you talking points.

    McCain’s Anti-Social Conservatism - Swampland - TIME.com

  • He is visibly uncomfortable talking about social issues and, when pressed, tends to veer between conservatism-in-a-can (“I agree that marriage, as [a] uniquely important institution, should be protected”) and a kind of jokey admission that he is reciting talking points, his voice taking on a sarcastic tone as he adds, “And every home should display the flag, and every mother should cook apple pie once a week.”

    John McCain’s Republic of Women - Swampland - TIME.com

  • The Sky at Night host also described female newsreaders as "jokey" and called for separate channels to cater for the needs of the different sexes.

    Sir Patrick Moore Has Gone Off His Rocker - NASA Watch

  • For this reason, I downplay and neutralise my own accent as much as possible - even so, I get occasional 'jokey' comments which piss me off.

    Pushy Galore

  • Kyle takes the most amazing pictures almost casually, like it's nothing, and he caught the following sequence of me telling some kind of jokey story.

    Tweets for Today

  • And yet the "jokey" side of Larkin, which struck many, rose naturally into the conversation; another reminder that if "the Hermit of Hull" was a memorable specialist in gloom "Depression is to me what daffodils were to Wordsworth", his zest for life was never far away.

    A pencil box of bees

  • And not the sloppy kind of jokey funny, but real, cerebral humor.

    Supernatural: It’s a Terrible Life - Pink Raygun.com

  • I tend to be pretty lenient, drawing the line primarily at anything "jokey," which is to say, at anything whose presence makes my players laugh unless laughter is my explicit goal.

    Creative Anachronisms

  • The Sky at Night host also described female newsreaders as "jokey" and called for separate channels to cater for the needs of the different sexes.

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: May 2007 Archives

  • The Sky at Night host also described female newsreaders as "jokey" and called for separate channels to cater for the needs of the different sexes: "I think it may eventually happen", the 84-year-old told the Radio Times.

    Unreconstructed

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