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Definition of "one-liner" []

  • A short joke or witticism, usually expressed in a single sentence. (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 "one-liner" in a sentence
  • "Today, a virtual breakdown board is used and is known as a one-liner."
  • "But he disarmed those doubts with a crisp one-liner in the second debate."
  • "She could think of only one conventional one-liner ever made by Lee – and he'd bought it from another comedian for a quid."