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  Definition of joke
  1. a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
  2. activity characterized by good humor
  3. a triviality not to be taken seriously; "I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke"
  4. a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at hisown jest"; "even a schoolboy''s jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
  5. act in a funny or teasing way
  6. tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious"
Similar Words: antic, prank, trick, caper, put-on, jest, jocularity, gag, laugh, jape

 

See Also: ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun

 

Hyponyms: dirty trick, practical joke, drollery, waggery, leg-pull, leg-pulling, pleasantry, belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riot, dirty joke, dirty story, blue joke, blue story, ethnic joke, funny story, good story, in-joke, one-liner, shaggy dog story, sick joke, sight gag, visual joke, clown, clown around, antic, gag, quip, horse around, arse around, fool around, fool, pun

 

Derivational Morphology: clown, clown around, antic, jest, laugh, express joy, express mirth, gag, quip, jocularity, jape, jester, fool, motley fool, joker, jokester

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 笑話   Dutch: grappen and mop  
Finnish: pila and vitsailla and vitsi   French: plaisanter and plaisanterie  
German: Scherz and scherzen and Witz   Icelandic: brandari and grín and grínast  
Italian: barzelletta and battuta and scherzare   Latin: iocus  
Polish: dowcip   Romanian: banc and glumă  
Russian: анекдот and шутить and шутка   Spanish: broma and bromear  
Swedish: skämt and skämta   Turkish: şaka  
 
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