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joke - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'joke' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Joke [ n.]
- 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.
2 . Joke [ v. i.]
- To do something for sport, or as a joke; to be merry in words or actions; to jest.
3 . Joke [ v. t.]
- To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally; to banter; as, to joke a comrade.

Meaning of 'joke' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . joke [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
Example in sentence:
  • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point;
  • he knows a million gags;
  • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest;
  • he told a very funny joke;
  • thanks for the laugh
Meaning (2):
- a triviality not to be taken seriously
Example in sentence:
  • I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke
3 . joke [ v]
Meaning (3):
- tell a joke; speak humorously
Example in sentence:
  • He often jokes even when he appears serious