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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

I'll say things that are serious and put them in a joke form so people can enjoy them. We laugh to keep from crying.
Kanye West

The more moral the people are in their business dealings, the less paperwork you need, the more handshakes you can have, the more the wheels of capitalism work better because there's trust in the marketplace. Business ethics is not a joke. And, in fact, I think most businesses that I've dealt with encourage exactly that type of behavior.
Rick Santorum

The fine line between roaring with laughter and crying because it's a disaster is a very, very fine line. You see a chap slip on a banana skin in the street and you roar with laughter when he falls slap on his backside. If in doing so you suddenly see he's broken a leg, you very quickly stop laughing and it's not a joke anymore.
Roald Dahl

I want someone that I can have fun with and laugh with. I love to laugh, and I'm really sarcastic, so it's important that she can take a joke. I think if you are going to be with someone for a while, you really need someone you can let loose with and let go of all the stress of the day.
Matt Lanter

In my deepest parts of sadness, I'm always making a joke or being sarcastic.
Lea Thompson
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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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