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joke /dʒəʊk $ dʒoʊk/ noun [countable]


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joke
[noun]
Synonyms:
- jest, gag (informal), jape, prank, pun, quip, wisecrack (informal), witticism
- clown, buffoon, laughing stock
[verb]
Synonyms:
- jest, banter, kid (informal), mock, play the fool, quip, taunt, tease
Related Words: antic, caper, dido, monkeyshine, prank, bijouterie, bon mot, burlesque, caricature, parody, quiz, rib, badinage, persiflage, raillery, facetiousness, humorousness, jocoseness, jocularity, wittiness, humor, repartee, sarcasm, wit
English Thesaurus: joke, funny story, gag, one-liner, wisecrack, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. joke1 S2 W3 /dʒəʊk $ dʒoʊk/ noun [countable]
[Word Family: noun: joke, joker, jokiness, jocularity; adverb: jokingly, jokily, jocularly; adjective: jokey, jocular; verb: joke]
[Date: 1600-1700; Language: Latin; Origin: jocus]

1. something that you say or do to make people laugh, especially a funny story or trick
joke about
a joke about absent-minded professors
I couldn’t go out with someone for a joke, could you?

2. be a joke informal to be completely useless, stupid, or unreasonable:
The whole meeting was a joke.

3. go/get/be beyond a joke a situation that has got beyond a joke has become serious and worrying:
This rain’s getting beyond a joke – let’s go inside.

4. something is no joke used to emphasize that a situation is serious or that someone really means what they say:
The risk he’s taking is no joke.
It’s no joke bringing up a child on your own.

5. somebody can take a joke used to say that someone is able to laugh at jokes about themselves:
Your problem is you just can’t take a joke.

6. make a joke (out) of something to treat something serious as if it was intended to be funny:
He could not bring himself to apologise. Instead, he tried to make a joke of it.

7. sb’s idea of a joke spoken a situation that someone else thinks is funny but you do not:
Look, if this is your idea of a joke, I don’t find it at all funny.

8. the joke’s on somebody used to say that something has happened to make someone seem stupid, especially when they were trying to make other people seem stupid
in-joke, practical joke, ⇒ standing joke at standing1(3)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. joke2 S3 verb [intransitive]
[Word Family: noun: joke, joker, jokiness, jocularity; adverb: jokingly, jokily, jocularly; adjective: jokey, jocular; verb: joke]

1. to say things that are intended to be funny and that you do not really mean
joke about
I never joke about money.
joke with
As we left the hospital, he joked with the staff.
joke that
His father joked that his son was trying to put him out of business.
Calm down, Jo, I was only joking.

2. you’re joking/you must be joking (also you’ve got to be joking) spoken used to tell someone that what they are suggesting is so strange or silly that you cannot believe that they are serious:
‘Tell him.’ ‘You must be joking – he’d never believe me.’

3. joking apart/aside British English used before you say something serious after you have been joking
—jokingly adverb

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

joke
noun
ADJ. funny, good | old That's an old joke?I've heard it lots of times.
cruel, sick | huge | dirty
VERB + JOKE crack, make, tell He's marvellous at telling jokes.
play He's always playing jokes on people.
have, share She likes to have a joke with her employees.
hear | get, laugh at We all fell about laughing, but he didn't get the joke.
take The trouble is she can't take a joke.
treat sth as He treated his exams as a huge joke.
JOKE + VERB fall flat The audience weren't very responsive and the jokes fell a bit flat.
be on sb I thought I'd play a trick on them, but in the end the joke was on me.
PREP. as a ~ It was only said as a joke.
~ about Have you heard the joke about the elephant and the mouse?
PHRASES make a joke of sth We tried to make a joke of our situation, but it wasn't really funny.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

joke
verb
ADV. half She was only half joking about being prime minister one day.
PREP. about We joked about the amount of luggage we had to carry.
with joking with her friends
PHRASES be only joking Don't worry, I'm only joking!
joking apart/aside (= used to show you are now being serious after you have said sth funny), laugh and joke They laughed and joked as they walked along.
you must be joking No way am I doing that. You must be joking!

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

joke

tell a joke (=repeat a funny story)
He was always telling jokes and making people laugh.
make a joke (also crack a joke) (=say something intended to be funny)
He was cracking jokes and seemed relaxed and happy.
get a joke (=understand a joke and find it funny)
She never gets my jokes.
laugh at sb’s jokes
A few people laughed at his jokes, but some didn’t find them funny.
play a joke on somebody (=trick someone to make people laugh)
John’s always playing jokes on his brothers.
a good/funny joke
I heard a really good joke the other day.
a bad/terrible joke (=not funny)
Dad was known for his bad jokes.
a cruel/sick joke (=very unkind)
When I heard he had cancer, at first I thought it was some kind of sick joke.
an old joke
It reminded me of the old joke about the chicken crossing the road.
a dirty joke (=about sex)
A bunch of boys were telling dirty jokes.
a practical joke (=that involves tricking someone)
What the workers think is a practical joke, management might regard as sabotage.
an inside/a private joke (=that only a few people who are involved in something will understand)
After I’d worked there a while, I started to understand some of the inside jokes.
a running joke (=in which people always laugh when the same situation happens, or when someone says something)
It’s a running joke in our house that my husband can never find his keys.
a joke falls flat (=people don’t find a joke funny)
His practical jokes usually fell flat.
be the butt of a joke (=be the person a joke is made about, so that people laugh at you)
Somehow he’d become the butt of all his classmates’ jokes.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

joke
noun
BAD: He kept saying the same joke again and again.
GOOD: He kept telling the same joke again and again.

Usage Note:
tell (sb) a joke (NOT say ) = tell someone a short funny story to make them laugh: 'Come on, Peter! Tell us a joke!'
crack/make a joke = say something funny: 'He's always laughing and cracking jokes.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

joke
dʒəuk
See: crack a joke

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary


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