Definitions for jokedʒoʊk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jokedʒoʊk(n.; v.)joked, jok•ing.

  1. (n.)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.

  4. an object of laughter or ridicule, esp. because of being inadequate or sham.

  5. a trifling matter:

    The loss was no joke.

  6. Ref: practical joke.

  7. (v.i.)to speak or act in a playful way.

  8. to say something in fun or teasing:

    I was only joking.

  9. (v.t.)to subject to jokes; make fun of.

Origin of joke:

1660–70; < L jocus jest

jok′ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. jest, joke, jocularity(noun)

    activity characterized by good humor

  3. antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-on(noun)

    a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement

  4. joke(verb)

    a triviality not to be taken seriously

    "I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke"

  5. joke, jest(verb)

    tell a joke; speak humorously

    "He often jokes even when he appears serious"

  6. joke, jest(verb)

    act in a funny or teasing way

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. joke(noun)ʒoʊk

    sth funny you say or do to make people laugh

    a good joke; We took all his clothes as a joke.; He told a few jokes for the cameras.

  2. jokeʒoʊk

    to be able to laugh when a joke is about you

    Stop whining - can't you take a joke?

  3. jokeʒoʊk

    sth of poor quality, or sb who is not good at sth

    My chemistry class is a joke.

  4. jokeʒoʊk

    (of a situation) serious, unpleasant, or difficult

    The cold temperatures are no joke.

  5. joke(verb)ʒoʊk

    to say things in a funny way; = kid

    He was talking and joking with his friends.; He joked that his singing sounded slightly better than a cat fight.

  6. jokeʒoʊk

    indicates sth is not meant to be serious

    Don't get mad - I was just joking.

Wiktionary

  1. joke(Noun)

    An amusing story.

  2. joke(Noun)

    Something said or done for amusement.

    It was a joke!

  3. joke(Noun)

    A worthless thing or person.

  4. joke(Verb)

    To do or say something for humourous amusement rather than seriously.

    I didnu2019t mean what I said u2014 I was only joking.

  5. Origin: from iocus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Joke(noun)

    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

  2. Joke(noun)

    something not said seriously, or not actually meant; something done in sport

  3. Joke(verb)

    to make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally; to banter; as, to joke a comrade

  4. Joke(verb)

    to do something for sport, or as a joke; to be merry in words or actions; to jest

Freebase

  1. Joke

    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.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. JOKE

    A form of humor enjoyed by some and misunderstood by most; in England, requiring a diagram, raised letters and a club.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'joke' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4594

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'joke' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2395

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'joke' in Nouns Frequency: #1318

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'joke' in Verbs Frequency: #1035


Translations for joke

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

joke(noun)

anything said or done to cause laughter

He told/made the old joke about the elephant in the refrigerator; He dressed up as a ghost for a joke; He played a joke on us and dressed up as a ghost.

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