Something said for the sake of exciting a laugh; something witty or sportive (commonly indicating more of hilarity or humor than jest); a jest; a witticism; as, to crack good-natured jokes.
Something not said seriously, or not actually meant; something done in sport.
To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally; to banter; as, to joke a comrade.
To do something for sport, or as a joke; to be merry in words or actions; to jest.
a story that the people who tell it will laugh
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 hisown jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
activity characterized by good humor
a triviality not to be taken seriously; "I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke"
tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious"
act in a funny or teasing way
a brief oral narrative with a climactic humorous twist
a brief oral narrative with a humorous climactic twist
a gift given for no reward other than to bring humor into someone's life
a logical story with an incongruous turn that is suddenly understood by a shift in thinking
a story line that appears to be headed in a certain direction until the punch line, when we discover something totally different than we expected
a story with a humorous climax
a way of getting people to laugh
a way to say, 'I'm going to do something funny now,' " said Penn Jillette
Something said to make someone laugh. EXAMPLE: Person A:Why did the chicken cross the road? Person B: I don't know. Person A:He wanted to get to the other side.
A joke is something, like a funny story, that is said or done in order to make people laugh. It is often a play with words or provides an unexpected ending.
humorous oral narrrative that varies in length.
Humorous tales that can be very short or very long. The older, longer humorous narratives, called Schwänke by folklorists, present stereotyped characters who act out common conflicts of neighborhood life. One type is the Numskull joke which concern the stupid person.
A Joke is a program with annoying or funny functionality, but itÂ's not destructive.
a device for expressing humor that employs a setup which contains a target assumption to misdirect the audience into accepting a bogus 1st story; and a punch which contains a reinterpretation which creates a 2nd story that shatters the target assumption.
A joke is a short story or series of words spoken or communicated with the intent of being laughed at or found humorous by either listener/reader or performer/writer. A practical joke differs in that the humor is not verbal, but mainly physical (e.g. throwing a custard pie in the direction of somebody's face). Some jokes are not funny.