joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape(noun)
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"
jest, joke, jocularity(noun)
activity characterized by good humor
antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-on(noun)
a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
a triviality not to be taken seriously
"I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke"
tell a joke; speak humorously
"He often jokes even when he appears serious"
act in a funny or teasing way
An amusing story.
Something said or done for amusement.
It was a joke!
A worthless thing or person.
To do or say something for humourous amusement rather than seriously.
I didnu2019t mean what I said u2014 I was only joking.
Origin: from iocus
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 good-natured jokes
something not said seriously, or not actually meant; something done in sport
to make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally; to banter; as, to joke a comrade
to do something for sport, or as a joke; to be merry in words or actions; to jest
Origin: [L. jocus. Cf Jeopardy, Jocular, Juggler.]
A joke is something spoken, written, or done with humorous intention. Jokes may have many different forms, e.g., a single word or a gesture, a question-answer, or a whole short story. The word "joke" has a number of synonyms, including wisecrack, gag, prank, quip, jape and jest, To achieve their end, jokes may employ irony, sarcasm, word play and other devices. Jokes may have a punch line, i.e. an ending to make it humorous. A practical joke or prank differs from a spoken joke in that the major component of the humour is physical rather than verbal.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jōk, n. a jest: a witticism: something witty or sportive: anything said or done to excite a laugh.—v.t. to cast jokes at: to banter: to make merry with.—v.i. to jest: to be merry: to make sport.—n. Jok′er, one who jokes or jests: a card, generally the highest trump, at euchre.—adv. Jok′ingly, in a joking manner. [L. jocus.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A form of humor enjoyed by some and misunderstood by most; in England, requiring a diagram, raised letters and a club.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'joke' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4594
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'joke' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2395
Rank popularity for the word 'joke' in Nouns Frequency: #1318
Rank popularity for the word 'joke' in Verbs Frequency: #1035
The numerical value of joke in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of joke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke and that the joke is oneself.
With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law, and every time they make a law it's a joke.
All I can say is try to picture the same joke, the same dugout with a man and woman and there's no joke. There's nothing funny about it.
Some people have the last laugh because they always get the joke last, and they still don't realize that the joke is on them. They just laugh last and the longest.
Harrison Ford as the President of the United States in Air Force One is such a perfect piece of casting that it's once a fantasy and a joke The joke is how perfect the fantasy is.
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Translations for joke
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- نكتة, مزحArabic
- lətifə, zarafatAzerbaijani
- жартаваць, жартBelarusian
- broma, acuditCatalan, Valencian
- klaun, žertík, vtípek, vtip, žertovat, žert, šašekCzech
- spøge, spøg, vittighedDanish
- scherzen, Streich, Witz, ScherzGerman
- ανέκδοτο, αστείο, ατειεύομαιGreek
- ŝerci, ŝercoEsperanto
- chiste, bromear, bromaSpanish
- شوت, شوخی, جوک, مسخرهPersian
- kasku, vitsi, kuje, pilailla, kepponen, pila, vitsaillaFinnish
- krønika, skemtisøgaFaroese
- raté, plaisanter, plaisanterie, blague, ratée, blaguerFrench
- cleasScottish Gaelic
- בדיחה, התלוצץ, התבדחHebrew
- vicc, tréfál, tréfa, viccelHungarian
- spauga, spaug, brandari, grín, grínastIcelandic
- scherzo, scherzare, burla, celia, battutaItalian
- ジョーク, 冗談, 冷やかす, 巫山戯るJapanese
- әзіл, қалжыңKazakh
- 농담, 弄談Korean
- گالته کردنKurdish
- калжың кылуу, тамаша, тамашалооKyrgyz
- iocor, iocusLatin
- joks, jokotLatvian
- lawak, seloroh, jenakaMalay
- grappen, aanfluiting, mop, grap, geintje, lol, grappenmaken, grolDutch
- tulle, spøk, vitsNorwegian
- dowcip, żart, kawał, żartowaćPolish
- piada, gracejar, brincadeiraPortuguese
- banc, glumăRomanian
- шутить, шут, шутка, анекдот, пошутить, клоунRussian
- ша́ла, šálaSerbo-Croatian
- vtip, žartovať, žartSlovak
- vits, skämta, skämt, skoja, rolig historiaSwedish
- mzaha, kashesheSwahili
- biro, gago, gaguhan, panggagagoTagalog
- şaka, şaka yapmak, fıkraTurkish
- жарт, жартуватиUkrainian
- câu nói đùa, đùa, nói đùa, lời nói đùaVietnamese
- cogil, cog, cogönVolapük
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