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  Words related to joke

Related / Similar Words: antic, prank, trick, caper, put-on, jest, jocularity, gag, laugh, jape

 

Definition:
  • a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement;
  • activity characterized by good humor;
  • a triviality not to be taken seriously; "I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke";
  • a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at hisown jest"; "even a schoolboy''s jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point";
  • act in a funny or teasing way;
  • tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious";

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    See Also: ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun

     

    Hyponyms: dirty trick, practical joke, drollery, waggery, leg-pull, leg-pulling, pleasantry, belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riot, dirty joke, dirty story, blue joke, blue story, ethnic joke, funny story, good story, in-joke, one-liner, shaggy dog story, sick joke, sight gag, visual joke, clown, clown around, antic, gag, quip, horse around, arse around, fool around, fool, pun

     

    Derivational Morphology: clown, clown around, antic, jest, laugh, express joy, express mirth, gag, quip, jocularity, jape, jester, fool, motley fool, joker, jokester

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: 笑話   Dutch: grappen and mop  
    Finnish: pila and vitsailla and vitsi   French: plaisanter and plaisanterie  
    German: Scherz and scherzen and Witz   Icelandic: brandari and grín and grínast  
    Italian: barzelletta and battuta and scherzare   Latin: iocus  
    Polish: dowcip   Romanian: banc and glumă  
    Russian: анекдот and шутить and шутка   Spanish: broma and bromear  
    Swedish: skämt and skämta   Turkish: şaka  
     
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