Definitions for jokedʒoʊk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
jokedʒoʊk(n.; v.)joked, jok•ing.
(n.)a short humorous anecdote with a punch line.
anything said or done to provoke laughter or cause amusement.
something amusing or ridiculous:
I don't see the joke in that.
an object of laughter or ridicule, esp. because of being inadequate or sham.
a trifling matter:
The loss was no joke.
Ref: practical joke.
(v.i.)to speak or act in a playful way.
to say something in fun or teasing:
I was only joking.
(v.t.)to subject to jokes; make fun of.
Origin of joke:
1660–70; < L jocus jest
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
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.
to be able to laugh when a joke is about you
Stop whining - can't you take a joke?
sth of poor quality, or sb who is not good at sth
My chemistry class is a joke.
(of a situation) serious, unpleasant, or difficult
The cold temperatures are no joke.
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.
indicates sth is not meant to be serious
Don't get mad - I was just joking.
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
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
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
Translations for joke
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
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.
- grappies, speletjiesAfrikaans
- مَزْحَه، مَقْلَبArabic
- brincadeiraPortuguese (BR)
- der WitzGerman
- αστείο, ανέκδοτο, φάρσαGreek
- شوخی؛ جوکFarsi
- juokas, pokštasLithuanian
- jenaka; gurauanMalay
- vits, spøk, fleipNorwegian
- kawał, żartPolish
- شوخی؛ جوکPersian
- ټوكه، ملنډه، مسخرهPashto
- анекдот; шуткаRussian
- skämt, vits, skojSwedish
- 笑話Chinese (Trad.)
- ہنسی کی باتUrdu
- lời nói đùaVietnamese
- 笑话Chinese (Simp.)
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