[ UK /d‍ʒˈə‍ʊk/ ]
[ US /ˈdʒoʊk/ ]
  1. a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
  2. activity characterized by good humor
  3. a triviality not to be taken seriously
    I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke
  4. a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    he told a very funny joke
    he knows a million gags
    even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
    thanks for the laugh
  1. tell a joke; speak humorously
    He often jokes even when he appears serious
  2. act in a funny or teasing way
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How To Use joke In A Sentence

  • Some of his jokes are a bit too near the knuckle for my taste.
  • You know, I always joked I had a million acquaintances and only a couple of close friends.
  • There are, true, a few tonal changes: the jokes are jokier, the touches of malice heavier, and she revels more obviously than before in the playfulness she brings to her performances. What Sarah Palin Doesn't Know
  • This green bucket lark is a joke, and I am sure that every large family in Bolton will agree when I say that I can fill this in a couple of days, and you think that I can go a fortnight between collections?
  • Would you stop making jokes at my expense?
  • Some of the jokes were rude, others corny, and some a tad funny.
  • He reports that many Israelis, using the word Shoah, which is Hebrew for Holocaust, joke that "There's no business like Shoah business. Wake Up From Your Slumber - The Truth Will Set You Free
  • The joke was met by jeers from the audience. Times, Sunday Times
  • The rest of the cast (including Elias, whom I like normally) sucked green eggs and hammed it up like the subject was a bad joke. Rabid Rewind: Defendor
  • The joke got a big laugh, which encouraged me to continue.
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