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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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. jokingly, jestingly(adverb)

    in jest

    "I asked him jokingly whether he thought he could drive the Calcutta-Peshawar express"

  2. facetiously, jokingly, tongue-in-cheek(adverb)

    not seriously

    "I meant it facetiously"


  1. jokingly(Adverb)

    In a joking manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jokingly(adverb)

    in a joking way; sportively

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He looked out at the rain and jokingly suggested a walk.

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