Definition of jocund adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdʒɒkənd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɑːkənd//
; BrE BrE//ˈdʒəʊkənd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒoʊkənd//
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cheerful Word Origin late Middle English: via Old French from Latin jocundus, variant (influenced by jocus ‘joke’) of jucundus ‘pleasant, agreeable’, from juvare ‘to delight’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: jocund