in-joke
noun Date: 1964 a joke for or about a select group of people

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  • In joke — Joke Joke, n. [L. jocus. Cf {Jeopardy}, {Jocular}, {Juggler}.] [1913 Webster] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In-joke — An in joke, also known as an inside joke or in joke, is a joke whose humour is clear only to people who are in a particular social group, occupation, or other community of common understanding. It is an esoteric joke which is humorous only to… …   Wikipedia

  • Joke — Joke, n. [L. jocus. Cf {Jeopardy}, {Jocular}, {Juggler}.] [1913 Webster] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Joke — This article is about the form of humour. For other uses, see Joke (disambiguation). Contents 1 Purpose 2 Antiquity of jokes 3 …   Wikipedia

  • Joke Over — Infobox Television episode Title = Joke Over Series = Upstairs, Downstairs Caption = Georgina Season = 5 Episode = 13 Airdate = 30 November 1975 Production = 11 Writer = Rosemary Anne Sisson Director = Bill Bain Guests = Episode list = List of… …   Wikipedia

  • Joke thievery — is the act of performing and taking credit for comic material written by another person without their consent. This plagiarism is technically a form of copyright infringement.A common term for joke thievery is hacking , which is derived from the… …   Wikipedia

  • Joke van Leeuwen — (* 24. September 1952 in Den Haag) ist eine niederländische Schriftstellerin. In Brüssel und Antwerpen studierte sie Geschichte, Kunst und Grafik. Als Gewinnerin des angesehenen Delfter Kabarettfestivals präsentierte sie nach dem Studium ihre… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Joke Waller-Hunter — (15 November 1946 14 October 2005) was a Dutch UN official who worked on several environmental issues including the Kyoto Accord. She was born Joke Hendrina Hunter in Haarlem, daughter of Cornelis Hunter and Hendrina van Smalen. She studied… …   Wikipedia

  • Joke — Joke, v. i. [L. jocari.] To do something for sport, or as a joke; to be merry in words or actions; to jest. [1913 Webster] He laughed, shouted, joked, and swore. Macaulay. Syn: To jest; sport; rally; banter. See {Jest}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Joke Waller-Hunter — (* 15. November 1946 in Haarlem; † 14. Oktober 2005 in Lohmar) war eine niederländische Politikerin und für internationale Organisationen in den Bereichen Umwelt und Klimaschutz tätig. Biographie Mit dem Eintritt in die Verwaltung der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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