Jocantry to Joint

(Jo"cant*ry) n. [L. jocans, p. pr. of jocare to jest, fr. jocus a jest.] The act or practice of jesting. [Obs.]

(Jock"ey) n.; pl. Jockeys [Dim. of Jack, Scot. Jock; orig., a boy who rides horses. See 2d Jack.]

1. A professional rider of horses in races. Addison.

2. A dealer in horses; a horse trader. Macaulay.

3. A cheat; one given to sharp practice in trade.

(Jock"ey), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jockeyed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Jockeying.]

1. " To jostle by riding against one." Johnson.

2. To play the jockey toward; to cheat; to trick; to impose upon in trade; as, to jockey a customer.

(Jock"ey), v. i. To play or act the jockey; to cheat.

(Jock"ey*ing) n. The act or management of one who jockeys; trickery. Beaconsfield.

(Jock"ey*ism) n. The practice of jockeys.

(Jock"ey*ship), n. The art, character, or position, of a jockey; the personality of a jockey.

Go flatter Sawney for his jockeyship.

Where can at last his jockeyship retire?

(Jo*cose") a. [L jocosus, fr. jocus joke. See Joke.] Given to jokes and jesting; containing a joke, or abounding in jokes; merry; sportive; humorous.

To quit their austerity and be jocose and pleasant with an adversary.

All . . . jocose or comical airs should be excluded.
I. Watts.

Syn. — Jocular; facetious; witty; merry; pleasant; waggish; sportive; funny; comical.

Jo*cose"ly, adv.Jo*cose"ness, n.

Spondanus imagines that Ulysses may possibly speak jocosely, but in truth Ulysses never behaves with levity.

He must beware lest his letter should contain anything like jocoseness; since jesting is incompatible with a holy and serious life.

(Jo`co*se"ri*ous) a. [Jocose + serious.] Mingling mirth and seriousness. M. Green.

(Jo*cos"i*ty) n. A jocose act or saying; jocoseness. Sir T. Browne.

(Joc"u*lar) a. [L. jocularis, fr. joculus, dim. of jocus joke. See Joke.]

1. Given to jesting; jocose; as, a jocular person.

2. Sportive; merry. "Jocular exploits." Cowper.

The style is serious and partly jocular.

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