joke

/ˈʤoʊk/

  • Noun
  • something said or done to cause laughter
    1. She meant it as a joke, but many people took her seriously.
    2. Is this your idea of a joke? [=do you think that what you are saying/doing is funny?]
    3. They played a harmless joke on him.
    4. They are always making jokes about his car.
    5. He thought he could embarrass us, but now the joke is on him. [=he is the one who looks foolish]
    6. He just can't take a joke. [=he does not like it when other people make jokes about him]
  • a brief story with a surprising and funny ending
    1. I heard a funny joke yesterday.
    2. the punch line of a joke
    3. She's always cracking/telling jokes.
    4. I didn't get/understand the joke.
    5. an inside joke [=a joke that is understood only by people with special knowledge about something]
  • someone or something that is not worth taking seriously
    1. That exam was a joke.
    2. Their product became a joke in the industry.
    3. He's in danger of becoming a national joke.
    4. It's no joke to be lost in the woods. = Being lost in the woods is no joke. [=being lost in the woods is a serious situation]
  • Verb
  • to say things that are meant to cause laughter
    1. My friends would joke about the uniform I had to wear at work.
    2. She joked about the possibility of losing her job.
    3. I thought he was joking when he said he might quit, but it turned out that he really meant it.
    4. Don't take it seriously: I was only joking.
    5. She spent a few minutes joking with reporters after giving her speech.
    6. “The report is to be done by tomorrow.” “You're joking.” = “You must be joking.” [=you must be kidding; what you say is very surprising or hard to believe]
    7. It's no joking matter. [=it is no joke; it is a serious matter]
    8. She joked that she could always get work as a truck driver if she lost her job.

Những từ liên quan với JOKE

farce, jest, epigram, quip, parody, laugh, revel, pun, gag, repartee, banter, prank, stunt, antic