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Joke

Joke Meaning & Definition
Joke Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Joke?

[n] a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
[n] activity characterized by good humor
[n] a humorous anecdote or remark
[v] act in a funny or teasing way
[v] tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Joke: antic | caper | gag | jape | jest | jest | jest | jest | jocularity | laugh | prank | put-on | trick | wheeze | yak

Related Terms | Find terms related to Joke: a continental | a curse | a damn | a darn | a hoot | absurdity | anecdote | antic | badinage | bagatelle | banter | bauble | be merry with | bean | belly laugh | bibelot | bijouterie | bit | blue story | bon mot | brass farthing | buffoon | burlesque | butt | button | byword | byword of reproach | caper | caricature | cent | chaff | crack | crack a joke | crack wise | curio | derision | dido | dirty joke | dirty story | double entendre | drollery | dupe | ethnic joke | exchange | facetiousness | fair game | farce | farthing | feather | fig | figure of fun | fleabite | fleer at | folderol | fool | fooling | fooling around | fribble | frippery | frolic | fun | funny story | gag | game | gaud | gazingstock | gewgaw | gibe at | gimcrack | give-and-take | goat | good one | good story | good-natured banter | hair | halfpenny | harmless teasing | haze | hill of beans | howler | humor | humorousness | jape | jest | jestbook | jestingstock | jive | jocoseness | jocularity | jolly | josh | kickshaw | kid | kid around | kidding | kidding around | knickknack | knickknackery | laugh | laughingstock | make a funny | make fun | make fun of | minikin | mock | mockery | molehill | monkey | monkeyshine | needle | panic | parody | peppercorn | persiflage | picayune | pilgarlic | pin | pinch of snuff | pinprick | play | play on words | pleasantry | point | poke fun at | prank | pun | put on | quip | quiz | rag | raillery | rally | rallying | rap | razz | red cent | repartee | rib | rib tickler | ride | ridicule | riot | roast | row of pins | rush | sally | sarcasm | scintillate | scoff at | scream | shit | sick joke | sidesplitter | sight gag | snap | sneeshing | sou | sparkle | sport | stock | story | straw | target | taunt | tease | toy | travesty | trifle | trinket | triviality | tuppence | twit | two cents | twopence | utter a mot | victim | visual joke | waggery | wheeze | whim-wham | wisecrack | wit | witticism | wittiness | wordplay | wow | yak | yarn

See Also | act | antic | arse around | behave | belly laugh | blackguard | blue joke | blue story | clown | clown around | communicate | dirty joke | dirty story | dirty trick | diversion | do | drollery | ethnic joke | fool | fool around | funny story | gag | gag line | good story | guy | horse around | howler | humor | humour | in-joke | intercommunicate | jest at | laugh at | laugh line | leg-pull | leg-pulling | make fun | one-liner | pleasantry | poke fun | practical joke | pun | punch line | quip | recreation | rib | ridicule | riot | scream | shaggy dog story | sick joke | sidesplitter | sight gag | tag line | thigh-slapper | visual joke | waggery | wit | witticism | wittiness | wow

Joke In Webster's Dictionary

\Joke\, n. [L. jocus. Cf {Jeopardy}, {Jocular}, {Juggler}.] 1. Something said for the sake of exciting a laugh; something witty or sportive (commonly indicating more of hilarity or humor than jest); a jest; a witticism; as, to crack good-natured jokes. And gentle dullness ever loves a joke. --Pope. Or witty joke our airy senses moves To pleasant laughter. --Gay. 2. Something not said seriously, or not actually meant; something done in sport. Inclose whole downs in walls, 't is all a joke. --Pope. {In joke}, in jest; sportively; not meant seriously. {Practical joke}. See under {Practical}.
\Joke\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Joked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Joking}.] To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally; to banter; as, to joke a comrade.
\Joke\, v. i. [L. jocari.] To do something for sport, or as a joke; to be merry in words or actions; to jest. He laughed, shouted, joked, and swore. --Macaulay. Syn: To jest; sport; rally; banter. See {Jest}.

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