jocular


adjective

  1. given to, characterized by, intended for, or suited to joking or jesting; waggish; facetious: jocular remarks about opera stars.

adjective

  1. characterized by joking and good humour
  2. meant lightly or humorously; facetious
adj.

1620s, from Latin iocularis “funny, comic,” from ioculus, diminutive of iocus (see joke (n.)). Implies evasion of an issue by a joke.

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