- 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
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