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Definition of "joke" []

  • Something said or done to evoke laughter or amusement, especially an amusing story with a punch line. (noun)
  • A mischievous trick; a prank. (noun)
  • An amusing or ludicrous incident or situation. (noun)
  • Informal Something not to be taken seriously; a triviality: The accident was no joke. (noun)
  • Informal An object of amusement or laughter; a laughingstock: His loud tie was the joke of the office. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "joke" in a sentence
  • "I don't see how making our president a joke is appropriate or acting as a leader."
  • "BradPatrick: This joke is a favorite of mine too, but I first heard it as a diss on Hahvahd, and thus the city identified was Cambridge."
  • "This joke is a favorite of mine too, but I first heard it as a diss on Hahvahd, and thus the city identified was Cambridge."