knee-slapper
noun Date: 1966 an extremely funny joke, line, or story

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  • knee slapper — A knee slapper is something that is considered funny, though it is often used sarcastically …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • knee-slapper — ☆ knee slapper [nē′slap΄ər ] n. Informal a very funny joke, anecdote, etc.: also written knee slapper …   English World dictionary

  • knee-slapper — knee′ slap per n. inf cvb a joke evoking boisterous hilarity • Etymology: cvb 1965–70, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • knee slapper — noun A joke, especially one which strikes the listener or reader as particularly humorous. Syn: thigh slapper …   Wiktionary

  • knee-slapper — noun N. Amer. informal an uproariously funny joke. Derivatives knee slapping adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • knee-slapper — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: from the phrase slap one s knee (to express mirth) : an extremely funny joke, line, or story …   Useful english dictionary

  • knee-slapper — /nee slap euhr/, n. Informal. a joke evoking boisterous hilarity. [1965 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • knee — {{11}}knee (n.) O.E. cneo, cneow knee, from P.Gmc. *knewam (Cf. O.N. kne, O.S. kneo, O.Fris. kni, M.Du. cnie, Du. knie, O.H.G. kniu, Ger. Knie, Goth. kniu), from PIE root *g(e)neu (Cf. Skt. janu, Avestan …   Etymology dictionary

  • knee-slap·per — /ˈniːˌslæpɚ/ noun, pl pers [count] US informal : a very funny joke or story That s a real knee slapper …   Useful english dictionary

  • thigh-slapper — noun A joke, especially one which strikes the listener or reader as particularly humorous. Not exactly a thigh slapper, but not terrible for a psychiatrist joke either. Syn: knee slapper …   Wiktionary

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