Associations to the word «Joke»


JOKE, noun. An amusing story.
JOKE, noun. Something said or done for amusement, not in seriousness.
JOKE, noun. (figuratively) The root cause or main issue, especially an unexpected one
JOKE, noun. (figuratively) A laughably worthless thing or person; a sham.
JOKE, verb. (intransitive) To do or say something for amusement rather than seriously.
JOKE, verb. (transitive) (dated) To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally.
JOKE AROUND, verb. (informal) (procrastinate, fool around, behave immaturely): bowdlerization of fuck around
JOKE AROUND, verb. (informal) To kid, prank, joke
JOKE BOOK, noun. A book containing a collection of jokes.
JOKE BOOKS, noun. Plural of joke book
JOKE SHOP, noun. A shop selling items for use in practical jokes.
JOKE SHOPS, noun. Plural of joke shop

Dictionary definition

JOKE, noun. 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 his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point".
JOKE, noun. Activity characterized by good humor.
JOKE, noun. A ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement.
JOKE, noun. A triviality not to be taken seriously; "I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke".
JOKE, verb. Tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious".
JOKE, verb. Act in a funny or teasing way.

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza