Etymology
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jocular (adj.)

1620s, "disposed to joking," from Latin iocularis "funny, comic," from ioculus "joke," diminutive of iocus "pastime; a joke" (see joke (n.)). Often it implies evasion of an issue by a joke.

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Definitions of jocular
1
jocular (adv.)
with humor;
Synonyms: jocosely
2
jocular (adj.)
characterized by jokes and good humor;
Synonyms: jesting / jocose / joking
From wordnet.princeton.edu