joke

  • 1 crack a joke — {v. phr.}, {informal} To make a joke; tell a joke. * /The men sat around the stove, smoking and cracking jokes./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 2 joke — See: CRACK A JOKE …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 3 take a joke — {v. phr.} Accept in good spirit some derision directed at oneself. * /My brother has a good sense of humor when teasing others, but he cannot take a joke on himself./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 4 crack a joke — {v. phr.}, {informal} To make a joke; tell a joke. * /The men sat around the stove, smoking and cracking jokes./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 5 joke — See: CRACK A JOKE …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 6 take a joke — {v. phr.} Accept in good spirit some derision directed at oneself. * /My brother has a good sense of humor when teasing others, but he cannot take a joke on himself./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 7 In joke — Joke Joke, n. [L. jocus. Cf {Jeopardy}, {Jocular}, {Juggler}.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Joke — Joke, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Joked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Joking}.] To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally; to banter; as, to joke a comrade. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 Joke — Joke, n. [L. jocus. Cf {Jeopardy}, {Jocular}, {Juggler}.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Joke — Joke, v. i. [L. jocari.] To do something for sport, or as a joke; to be merry in words or actions; to jest. [1913 Webster] He laughed, shouted, joked, and swore. Macaulay. Syn: To jest; sport; rally; banter. See {Jest}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 Practical joke — Joke Joke, n. [L. jocus. Cf {Jeopardy}, {Jocular}, {Juggler}.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 Practical joke — Practical Prac ti*cal, a. [L. practicus active, Gr. ? fit for doing or performing, practical, active, fr. ? to do, work, effect: cf. F. pratique, formerly also practique. Cf. {Pragmatic}, {Practice}.] 1. Of or pertaining to practice or action.… …

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  • 13 in-joke — noun Date: 1964 a joke for or about a select group of people …

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  • 14 joke — I. noun Etymology: Latin jocus; perhaps akin to Old High German gehan to say, Sanskrit yācati he asks Date: 1670 1. a. something said or done to provoke laughter; especially a brief oral narrative with a climactic humorous twist b. (1) the… …

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  • 15 Lightbulb joke — The lightbulb joke is an example of an endless variations joke and has possibly thousands of versions covering every imaginable culture, belief, occupation and special interest group. [cite web url = http://nl.newsbank.com/nl search/we/Archives?p …

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  • 16 Joke — This article is about the form of humour. For other uses, see Joke (disambiguation). Contents 1 Purpose 2 Antiquity of jokes 3 …

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  • 17 Knock-knock joke — The knock knock joke is a type of joke, probably the best known format of the pun, and is a time honoured call and answer exercise. It is a roleplay exercise, with a punster and a recipient of wit. The standard format has five lines: # The… …

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  • 18 The Funniest Joke in the World — is the most frequently written title used in to refer to a Monty Python s Flying Circus comedy sketch, it is also known by two other phrases that appear within it, Joke Warfare and Killer Joke , the latter being the most commonly used spoken… …

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  • 19 Mother-in-law joke — Humour and jokes about one s mother in law (the mother of one s spouse) are a mainstay of comedy. The humour is based on the premise that the average mother in law often considers her son in law to be unsuitable for her daughter (or daughter in… …

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  • 20 In-joke — An in joke, also known as an inside joke or in joke, is a joke whose humour is clear only to people who are in a particular social group, occupation, or other community of common understanding. It is an esoteric joke which is humorous only to… …

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