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The translator could think of no better word, because the context is jocular.
A tutor at college and a Museum attache; very jocular; given to personal witticisms, which were often aimed at Goriot.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
The verb “to bag,” for instance, is in jocular use for implying a petty appropriation of property.
Probably few persons who allow themselves the enjoyment of that rather jocular expletive, the deuce!
He had been down into the bottom-most pit of hell, and the sights that he had seen there had withered him up.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
She soon began to find sinister meaning in the jocular speeches that are current in the world as to the inconstancy of men.
Howell Gruffydd, who had been as thunderstruck as the rest of them, now affected to take a jocular view of the matter.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
And he played, with variations, an imaginary tune On the buttons of his waistcoat, like a jocular bassoon.
Charnock was ready with jocular sympathy if one fell or a stone bruised somebody's hand, and his jokes spurred on the weary.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
The top-most bud waits only through the twelve hours of a single day to open.

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