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Definition of "jokey" []

  • Characterized by joking or jokes, especially stale or clumsy jokes: jokey bumper stickers. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jokey" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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.”"
  • "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."