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.
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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
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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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