joke

joke

 (jōk)n.

1. Something said or done to evoke laughter or amusement, especially an amusing story with a punch line.

2. A mischievous trick; a prank: played a joke on his roommate.

3. Something that is of ludicrously poor quality: Their delivery service is a joke.

4. Informal

a. Something not to be taken seriously; a triviality: The accident was no joke.

b. An object of amusement or laughter; a laughingstock: His loud tie was the joke of the office.

v. joked, jok·ing, jokes

v.intr.

1. To tell or play jokes; jest.

2. To speak in fun; be facetious: You have to be joking.

v.tr.

To say or write as a joke.

jok′ing·ly adv.

Synonyms: joke, witticism, quip, crack, wisecrack, gag
These nouns refer to something that is said or done in order to evoke laughter or amusement. Joke especially denotes an amusing story with a punch line at the end: She told jokes at the party. A witticism is a witty, usually cleverly phrased remark: «He said one should treat heavy things lightly and light things with gravity, which became a handy witticism» (Natalie Dykstra).
A quip is a clever, pointed, often sarcastic remark: He responded to the tough questions with quips. Crack and wisecrack refer less formally to flippant or sarcastic retorts: She made a crack about my driving ability; he was punished for making wisecracks in class. Gag is principally applicable to a broadly comic remark or to comic byplay in a theatrical routine: It was one of the most memorable gags in the history of vaudeville.

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joke

(dʒəʊk) n

1. a humorous anecdote

2. something that is said or done for fun; prank

3. a ridiculous or humorous circumstance

4. a person or thing inspiring ridicule or amusement; butt

5. a matter to be joked about or ignored

6. joking apart seriously: said to recall a discussion to seriousness after there has been joking

7. no joke something very serious

vb

8. (intr) to tell jokes

9. (intr) to speak or act facetiously or in fun

10. to make fun of (someone); tease; kid

[C17: from Latin jocus a jest]

ˈjokingly adv

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joke

(dʒoʊk)

n., v. joked, jok•ing. n.

1. 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.

v.i.

7. to speak or act in a playful way.

8. to say something in fun or teasing: I was only joking.

v.t.

9. to subject to jokes; make fun of.

[1660–70; < Latin jocus jest]

jok′ing•ly, adv.

Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

joke

— Latin jocus, «jest, joke,» gave us joke.See also related terms for jest.

Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

joke

When someone makes or cracks a joke, they say something in order to make people laugh.

She would make jokes about her appearance.

We stayed up for hours, laughing and cracking jokes.

A joke is also a clever or funny story that you repeat in order to make people laugh. When joke has this meaning, you say that someone tells a joke.

Tell Uncle Henry the joke you told us.

A joke is also something that is done to make someone appear foolish. When joke has this meaning, you say that someone plays a joke on someone else.

They’re playing a joke on you.

Be Careful!
Don’t say that someone ‘says a joke’ or ‘does a joke’.

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joke

Past participle: joked
Gerund: joking

ImperativePresentPreteritePresent ContinuousPresent PerfectPast ContinuousPast PerfectFutureFuture PerfectFuture ContinuousPresent Perfect ContinuousFuture Perfect ContinuousPast Perfect ContinuousConditionalPast Conditional

Present
I joke
you joke
he/she/it jokes
we joke
you joke
they joke
Preterite
I joked
you joked
he/she/it joked
we joked
you joked
they joked
Present Continuous
I am joking
you are joking
he/she/it is joking
we are joking
you are joking
they are joking
Present Perfect
I have joked
you have joked
he/she/it has joked
we have joked
you have joked
they have joked
Past Continuous
I was joking
you were joking
he/she/it was joking
we were joking
you were joking
they were joking
Past Perfect
I had joked
you had joked
he/she/it had joked
we had joked
you had joked
they had joked
Future
I will joke
you will joke
he/she/it will joke
we will joke
you will joke
they will joke
Future Perfect
I will have joked
you will have joked
he/she/it will have joked
we will have joked
you will have joked
they will have joked
Future Continuous
I will be joking
you will be joking
he/she/it will be joking
we will be joking
you will be joking
they will be joking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been joking
you have been joking
he/she/it has been joking
we have been joking
you have been joking
they have been joking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been joking
you will have been joking
he/she/it will have been joking
we will have been joking
you will have been joking
they will have been joking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been joking
you had been joking
he/she/it had been joking
we had been joking
you had been joking
they had been joking
Conditional
I would joke
you would joke
he/she/it would joke
we would joke
you would joke
they would joke
Past Conditional
I would have joked
you would have joked
he/she/it would have joked
we would have joked
you would have joked
they would have joked

Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011

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