- The definition of a joke is something said or done for laughter or amusement.
An example of a joke is, "Why did the chicken cross the road?" "To get to the other side."
- To joke is defined as to do or say something for fun.
An example of to joke is to play a trick on someone.
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joke definition by Webster's New World
- anything said or done to arouse laughter; specif.,
- a funny anecdote with a punch line
- an amusing trick played on someone
- the humorous element in a situation
- a thing done or said merely in fun
- a person or thing to be laughed at, not to be taken seriously, because absurd, ridiculous, etc.
Origin: Classical Latin jocus, a joke, game ; from Indo-European base an unverified form jek-, to speak from source Old High German jehan
- to tell or play jokes
- to say or do something as a joke; jest
Origin: < jokethe or L jocari, to joke
- Now Rare to make fun of; make (a person) the object of jokes or teasing
- to bring to a specified condition by joking
- jokingly adverb
joke definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Something said or done to evoke laughter or amusement, especially an amusing story with a punch line.
- A mischievous trick; a prank.
- An amusing or ludicrous incident or situation.
- 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.
- To tell or play jokes; jest.
- To speak in fun; be facetious.
Origin: Latin iocus; see yek- in Indo-European roots.
- jokˈing·ly adverb
joke - Phrases/Idioms