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Noun: joke  jowk
  1. A humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    "he told a very funny joke";
    - gag, laugh, jest, jape
  2. Activity characterized by good humour
    - jest, jocularity
  3. A ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
    - antic, prank, trick, caper [informal], put-on [N. Amer, informal], dido [N. Amer, informal]
  4. A triviality not to be taken seriously
    "I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke"
Verb: joke  jowk
  1. Tell a joke; speak humorously
    "He often jokes even when he appears serious";
    - jest
  2. Act in a funny or teasing way
    - jest

Derived forms: joked, joking, jokes

See also: rib [informal]

Type of: act, behave, communicate, diversion, do, drollness, humor [US], humour [Brit, Cdn], intercommunicate, pettiness, puniness, recreation, slightness, triviality, wit, witticism, wittiness

Encyclopedia: Joke