Jockey vs Jocular - What's the difference?

jockey | jocular |

As a noun jockey

is jockey (one who rides racehorses competitively).

As an adjective jocular is

(formal) humorous]], amusing or [[joke|joking.



(wikipedia jockey)


(en noun)
  • One who rides racehorses competitively.
  • That part of a variable resistor or potentiometer that rides over the resistance wire
  • An operator of some machinery or apparatus.
  • (dated) A dealer in horses; a horse trader.
  • (Macaulay)
  • (dated) A cheat; one given to sharp practice in trade.
  • (UK, crime, slang) A prostitute's client.
  • (Ireland, crime, slang) A rapist.
  • Synonyms

    * (sense, prostitute's client) see

    Derived terms

    * disc jockey * jock




    (en verb)
  • To ride (a horse) in a race.
  • To maneuver (something) by skill for one's advantage.
  • To cheat or trick.
  • jocular



    (en adjective)
  • (formal) Humorous]], amusing or [[joke, joking.
  • He was in a jocular mood all day.
    All we had was a short and jocular conversation.
  • * 1865 , , chapter IV:
  • From the tone of the speaker, the last words might be understood to be jocular .
  • * 1896 , , chapter 15:
  • Sometimes he would notice it, pat it, call it half-mocking, half-jocular names, and so make it caper with extraordinary delight.
  • * 1910 , :
  • Then papa began to get very tired of Jones, and fidgeted and finally said, with jocular irony, that Jones had better stay all night, they could give him a shake-down.


    * (humorous) dismissive, jokey, unemotional, silly; see also


    * (humorous) heartfelt, serious, sincere

    Derived terms

    * jocularly * jocularity * jocularness