joke

  • 21 joke — 1 noun (C) 1 STH FUNNY something that you say or do to make people laugh, especially a funny story or trick: Do you know any good jokes? | Don t get mad it was only a joke! | crack/make a joke (=say something funny) | tell a joke (=tell a short… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 22 joke — [[t]ʤo͟ʊk[/t]] ♦♦♦ jokes, joking, joked 1) N COUNT: oft N about n A joke is something that is said or done to make you laugh, for example a funny story. He debated whether to make a joke about shooting rabbits, but decided against it... No one… …

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  • 23 joke — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ amusing, funny, good, hilarious ▪ She didn t seem to find my jokes amusing. ▪ old ▪ That s an old joke …

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  • 24 joke*/ — [dʒəʊk] noun [C] I something that you say or do that is intended to make people laugh Do you want to hear a good joke?[/ex] Greg sprayed her with water as a joke.[/ex] The kids were telling jokes (= short stories with funny endings).[/ex] Stephen …

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  • 25 joke — jokeless, adj. jokingly, adv. /johk/, n., v., joked, joking. n. 1. something said or done to provoke laughter or cause amusement, as a witticism, a short and amusing anecdote, or a prankish act: He tells very funny jokes. She played a joke on him …

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  • 26 joke — {{11}}joke (n.) 1660s, joque, a jest, something done to excite laughter, from L. iocus joke, sport, pastime, from PIE root *yek to speak (Cf. Bret. iez language, O.H.G. jehan to say, Ger. Beichte confession ). Originally a colloquial or slang… …

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  • 27 joke — /dʒoʊk / (say johk) noun 1. something said or done to excite laughter or amusement; a playful or mischievous trick or remark. 2. an amusing or ridiculous circumstance. 3. an object of joking or jesting; a thing or person laughed at rather than… …

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  • 28 joke — I. noun Etymology: Latin jocus; perhaps akin to Old High German gehan to say, Sanskrit yācati he asks Date: 1670 1. a. something said or done to provoke laughter; especially a brief oral narrative with a climactic humorous twist b. (1) the… …

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  • 29 joke — Synonyms and related words: 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 …

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  • 30 joke — 1. noun 1) they were telling jokes Syn: funny story, jest, witticism, quip; pun, play on words; informal gag, wisecrack, crack, one liner, rib tickler, knee slapper, thigh slapper, punch line, groaner 2) playing stupid …

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  • 31 Joke — 1. something extremely bad, pathetic, awful, dreadful, etc.: Their defensive play is a joke ; 2. hopeless, stupid, useless person: You re nothing but a joke, an absolute joke ; pack of hopeless jokes …

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  • 32 joke — Australian Slang 1. something extremely bad, pathetic, awful, dreadful, etc.: Their defensive play is a joke ; 2. hopeless, stupid, useless person: You re nothing but a joke, an absolute joke ; pack of hopeless jokes …

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  • 33 joke — [[t]dʒoʊk[/t]] n. v. joked, jok•ing 1) a short humorous anecdote with a punch line 2) anything said or done to provoke laughter or cause amusement 3) something amusing or ridiculous: I don t see the joke in that[/ex] 4) an object of laughter or… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 34 Joke — Als Witz bezeichnet man einen kurzen Text (Erzählung, Wortwechsel, Frage mit Antwort oder Ähnliches), der einen Sachverhalt so mitteilt, dass nach der ersten Darstellung unerwartet eine ganz andere Auffassung zutage tritt. Der plötzliche… …

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  • 35 joke — 1. noun a) An amusing story. It was a joke! b) Something said or done for amusement. Your effort at cleaning your room is a joke. See Also: jocular 2. verb To do or say something f …

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  • 36 joke — [17] Latin jocus meant ‘jest, joke’ (a possible link with Old High German gehan ‘say’ and Sanskrit yācati ‘he implores’ suggests that its underlying meaning was ‘word play’). It passed into Old French as jeu, which lies behind English jeopardy… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 37 joke — noun 1》 a thing said to cause amusement.     ↘a trick played for fun. 2》 informal a ridiculously inadequate person or thing. verb make jokes. ↘archaic poke fun at. Phrases be no joke informal be a serious or difficult matter. be beyond a joke… …

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  • 38 joke — I. n. Jest, quip, quirk, crank, witticism, sally, jeu d esprit. II. v. a. Jest, crack a joke, perpetrate a joke …

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  • 39 joke — 1. noun 1) telling jokes Syn: funny story, jest, witticism, quip, pun; informal gag, wisecrack, crack, funny, one liner; N.Amer.; informal boffola 2) playing stupid jokes Syn …

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  • 40 joke — I joke 1. joke sb., n, s, sene (vittighed) II jo|ke 2. jo|ke vb., r, de, t (spøge, lave sjov) …

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