The definition of a joke is something said or done for laughter or amusement.(noun)
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.(verb)
An example of to joke is to play a trick on someone.
See joke in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L jocus, a joke, game < IE base *jek-, to speak > OHG jehan
Origin: < jokethe or L jocari, to joke
See joke in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin iocus; see yek- in Indo-European roots.
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