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1. joke

noun. ['ˈdʒoʊk'] a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter.

Synonyms

  • humour
  • wittiness
  • ethnic joke
  • good story
  • in-joke
  • sight gag
  • visual joke
  • laugh line
  • sidesplitter
  • funny story
  • howler
  • gag line
  • wit
  • belly laugh
  • scream
  • funny remark
  • funny
  • humor
  • tag line
  • thigh-slapper
  • shaggy dog story
  • witticism
  • jape
  • sick joke
  • gag
  • dirty joke
  • jest
  • blue story
  • one-liner
  • punch line
  • wow
  • dirty story
  • blue joke
  • riot

Antonyms

  • underdress
  • dress down
  • inactivity
  • behave

Etymology

  • iocus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Joke

  • provoke
  • misspoke
  • stroke
  • revoke
  • invoke
  • stoke
  • spoke
  • snoke
  • smoke
  • smoak
  • schroeck
  • schmoke
  • laroque
  • larocque
  • evoke
  • droke
  • croke
  • croak
  • cloke
  • cloak
  • broke
  • bloke
  • baroque
  • awoke
  • yolk
  • yoke
  • yoak
  • wouk
  • wolk
  • woke

How do you pronounce joke?

Pronounce joke as ʤoʊk.

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Sentences with joke


1. Noun, singular or mass
Never push or shove anyone near or in the water, even as a joke.

Quotes about joke


1. It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
- Max Eastman

2. A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself.
- Clifton Fadiman

3. Well, I mean, if a joke or humor is bawdy, it's got to be funny enough to warrant it. You can't just have it bawdy or dirty just for the sake of being that - it's got to be funny.
- Betty White

2. in-joke

noun. a joke that is appreciated only by members of some particular group of people.

Synonyms

  • laugh
  • gag
  • jest
  • joke

Antonyms

  • louden
  • be well
  • untie

3. joke

verb. ['ˈdʒoʊk'] tell a joke; speak humorously.

Synonyms

  • gag
  • jest
  • quip
  • fool around
  • arse around
  • communicate
  • fool
  • pun
  • intercommunicate

Antonyms

  • misbehave
  • fall short of
  • stay in place
  • unmake

Etymology

  • iocus (Latin)

4. joke

noun. ['ˈdʒoʊk'] activity characterized by good humor.

Synonyms

  • jocularity
  • jest
  • drollery
  • recreation
  • diversion
  • waggery
  • leg-pulling
  • leg-pull

Antonyms

  • humorless
  • unquestionable
  • well
  • louden

Etymology

  • iocus (Latin)

5. joke

noun. ['ˈdʒoʊk'] a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement.

Synonyms

  • dirty trick
  • caper
  • practical joke
  • trick
  • recreation
  • diversion
  • antic
  • put-on

Antonyms

  • good humor
  • ill humor
  • stupidity
  • whisper

Etymology

  • iocus (Latin)

6. joke

verb. ['ˈdʒoʊk'] act in a funny or teasing way.

Synonyms

  • jest
  • act
  • clown
  • antic
  • behave
  • do

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • activity
  • overact
  • underact

Etymology

  • iocus (Latin)

7. joke

noun. ['ˈdʒoʊk'] a triviality not to be taken seriously.

Synonyms

  • slightness
  • triviality
  • pettiness

Antonyms

  • untie
  • order
  • work
  • excommunicate

Etymology

  • iocus (Latin)
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