- 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.
Is this a joke?
- 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 of jokeClassical Latin jocus, a joke, game ; from Indo-European base an unverified form jek-, to speak from source Old High German jehan
intransitive verbjoked, joking
- to tell or play jokes
- to say or do something as a joke; jest
Origin of joke< 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
- Something said or done to evoke laughter or amusement, especially an amusing story with a punch line.
- A mischievous trick; a prank: played a joke on his roommate.
- Something that is of ludicrously poor quality: Their delivery service is a joke.
- 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.
verbjoked joked, jok·ing, jokes
- To tell or play jokes; jest.
- To speak in fun; be facetious: You have to be joking.
Origin of jokeLatin iocus; see yek- in Indo-European roots.
- An amusing story.
- Something said or done for amusement, not in seriousness.
- It was a joke!
- (figuratively) The root cause or main issue, especially an unexpected one
- (figuratively) A worthless thing or person.
- Your effort at cleaning your room is a joke.
- The president was a joke.
- Adjectives often applied to "joke": old, bad, inside, poor, silly, funny, lame, hilarious, stupid, offensive.
(third-person singular simple present jokes, present participle joking, simple past and past participle joked)
- (intransitive) To do or say something for amusement rather than seriously.
- I didn’t mean what I said — I was only joking.
- (dated) To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally.
- to joke a comrade
from Latin iocus