joke

  • 1 Joke — est un groupe de musique français créé en 1995 en banlieue parisienne. Ses membres fusionnent différents styles musicaux allant du punk rock, au hip hop en passant par le raggamuffin. Activites scéniques aux textes socialement impliqués, les… …

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  • 2 joke — joke, jest, jape, quip, witticism, wisecrack, crack, gag are comparable when they mean a remark, story, or action intended to evoke laughter. Joke, when applied to a story or remark, suggests something designed to promote good humor and… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 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

  • 4 joke — [jōk] n. [L jocus, a joke, game < IE base * jek , to speak > OHG jehan] 1. anything said or done to arouse laughter; specif., a) a funny anecdote with a punch line b) an amusing trick played on someone 2. the humorous element in a situation …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Joke — 〈[ dʒoʊk] m. 6; umg.〉 Witz, witzige Geschichte ● er machte einen Joke nach dem anderen [engl.] * * * Joke [ʤoʊk], der; s, s [engl. joke < lat. iocus = Scherz] (ugs.): Witz: er macht gern mal einen J …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 joke — joke·less; joke·let; joke·ster; joke; …

    English syllables

  • 7 Joke — Joke, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Joked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Joking}.] To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally; to banter; as, to joke a comrade. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 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

  • 9 joke — [n1] fun, quip antic, bon mot, buffoonery, burlesque, caper, caprice, chestnut*, clowning, drollery, epigram, escapade, farce, frolic, gag, gambol, game, ha ha*, hoodwinking*, horseplay*, humor, jape, jest, lark, laugh, mischief, monkeyshine*,… …

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  • 10 Joke — 〈 [dʒoʊk] m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s; umg.〉 Witz, witzige Geschichte; er machte einen Joke nach dem anderen [Etym.: engl.] …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 11 Joke — [dʒouk] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. joke, dies aus lat. iocus> (ugs.) Witz, spaßige Geschichte …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 12 joke — verb. The archaic sense ‘to poke fun at’ has surfaced again in recent very informal uses such as don t joke me = don t kid me. This use is appealing but non standard …

    Modern English usage

  • 13 Joke — (engl., spr. dschōk), Scherz, Spaß …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 14 joke — index jape Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 15 joke — ► NOUN 1) a statement made or short story told in order to cause amusement. 2) a trick played for fun. 3) informal a ridiculously inadequate or inappropriate thing. ► VERB ▪ make jokes. DERIVATIVES jokey (also joky) adj …

    English terms dictionary

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

    Wikipedia

  • 17 joke — joke1 W3S2 [dʒəuk US dʒouk] n [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: jocus] 1.) something that you say or do to make people laugh, especially a funny story or trick ▪ Do you know any good jokes? joke about ▪ a joke about absent minded professors ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 joke — I n. 1) to crack, tell a joke 2) to ad lib a joke 3) to play a joke on 4) to carry a joke too far 5) to take a joke (he can t take a joke) 6) to make a joke of smt. 7) a clean; coarse, crude; dirty, obscene, off color, smutty; old, stale;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 joke */*/ — I UK [dʒəʊk] / US [dʒoʊk] noun [countable] Word forms joke : singular joke plural jokes 1) a) something you say or do that is intended to make people laugh Is this some kind of stupid joke? Greg sprayed her with water as a joke. make/crack a joke …

    English dictionary

  • 20 joke — joke1 [ dʒouk ] noun count ** 1. ) something you say or do that is intended to make people laugh: Is this some kind of stupid joke? Greg sprayed her with water as a joke. make/crack a joke (=say something funny): The men all sat there drinking… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English