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Definition of Joke


  1. 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.
  2. Something not said seriously, or not actually meant; something done in sport.
  3. To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally; to banter; as, to joke a comrade.
  4. To do something for sport, or as a joke; to be merry in words or actions; to jest.

Joke Quotations

My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.
Maya Angelou

A joke is a very serious thing.
Winston Churchill

Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.
Will Rogers

I tell stories. Because I believe you can do things that joke tellers can't do, and that is, bring your audience along.
Bill Cosby

My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world.
Muhammad Ali
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Joke Translations

joke in Dutch is mop, pots, grol, kwinkslag, grap
joke in French is esrrit, plaisanterie, plaisanter, farce
joke in Italian is scherzo, celia, lazzo, scherzare, tiro
joke in Latin is iocus
joke in Portuguese is gracejo
joke in Spanish is chasco, chiste, chancear, chanza, burla, broma

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