Definition of jokey in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒəʊki
(also joky)

adjective (jokier, jokiest)

Not serious; teasing or humorous: a brief exchange of jokey comments
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  • Ryan's whole body tensed up and his jokey, light-hearted aura dissipated in a second.
  • ‘The police officer was quite jokey at the end of the conversation, but said I'd have to remove the advert,’ he added.
  • Working for opposing stations the two men relished the jokey adversarial relationship they shared - one which continues until today.



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  • ‘Sometimes it's quite nice to have him around, actually,’ she says, jokily but with an underlying tenderness.
  • Thomas seems an unlikely candidate for what she jokily calls ‘a quarter-life crisis’.
  • Bush senior had jokily asked for a seat near the back so that no one would see him crying with emotion.


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  • Byford, a large man whose boyish jokiness can suddenly give way to stern-faced impatience, suddenly grew colder.
  • Ten or 15 years ago, this would have been a very different book, full of the referential jokiness of postmodernism.
  • Overt jokiness would damage the film's dramatic approach.

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