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Meaning & Definition of Joke in English

English

Joke

/ʤoʊk/

noun

1. 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 his own jest"
  • "Even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
    synonym:
  • joke
  • ,
  • gag
  • ,
  • laugh
  • ,
  • jest
  • ,
  • jape

2. Activity characterized by good humor

    synonym:
  • jest
  • ,
  • joke
  • ,
  • jocularity

3. A ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

    synonym:
  • antic
  • ,
  • joke
  • ,
  • prank
  • ,
  • trick
  • ,
  • caper
  • ,
  • put-on

4. A triviality not to be taken seriously

  • "I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke"
    synonym:
  • joke

verb

1. Tell a joke

  • Speak humorously
  • "He often jokes even when he appears serious"
    synonym:
  • joke
  • ,
  • jest

2. Act in a funny or teasing way

    synonym:
  • joke
  • ,
  • jest

Examples of using

Tom thought Mary's joke was hilarious.
They made a joke of the whole thing.
This must be a joke.