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view main entry for jocularadjective formal  /ˈdʒɒkjʊlə(r)/
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  /ˌdʒɒkjʊˈlærəti/  noun [uncountable]
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jocularly adverbFunny, playful and humorous: funny, humorous, playful, amusing, comic, hilarious, comical, hysterical, priceless, wry

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on

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