- given to, characterized by, intended for, or suited to joking or jesting; waggish; facetious: jocular remarks about opera stars.
- characterized by joking and good humour
- meant lightly or humorously; facetious
1620s, from Latin iocularis “funny, comic,” from ioculus, diminutive of iocus (see joke (n.)). Implies evasion of an issue by a joke.