Joke - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- activity characterized by good humor (syn: jest, jocularity)
- a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement (syn: antic, caper, prank, put-on, trick)
- a triviality not to be taken seriously
She meant it as a joke, but many people took her seriously.
They played a harmless joke on him.
They are always making jokes about his car.
I heard a funny joke yesterday.
the punch line of a joke
I didn't get the joke.
That exam was a joke.
Their product became a joke in the industry.
He's in danger of becoming a national joke.
My friends would joke about the uniform I had to wear at work.
She joked about the possibility of losing her job.
I thought he was joking when he said he might quit, but it turned out that he really meant it.
Don't take it seriously: I was only joking.
She spent a few minutes joking with reporters after giving her speech.
She joked that she could always get work as a truck driver if she lost her job.
present participle: joking
past tense: joked
past participle: joked