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joke

noun  /dʒoʊk/ us  

joke noun (AMUSING)

[C] something, such as an amusing story or trick, that is said or done in order to make people laugh: He told a joke about a farmer and a lawyer that made Nicholas burst into laughter.

joke noun (RIDICULOUS)

[U] infml something considered to be so bad or worthless that it is ridiculous: The playing conditions on the muddy field were a joke. The midterm exam was a joke (= too easy).

joke

verb  /dʒoʊk/ us  

joke verb (AMUSE)

to say things in an amusing or playful manner: [I] He joked about how I was always cleaning. [+ that clause] They’ve always joked that the place is so wet, the bullfrogs have to sit on the fences.
Translations of “joke”
in Korean 농담…
in Arabic نُكْتة…
in French blague, tour…
in Turkish şaka, espri, fıkra…
in Italian barzelletta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有趣的, 笑話, 玩笑…
in Russian анекдот, шутка…
in Polish dowcip…
in Spanish chiste, gracia…
in Portuguese piada…
in German der Witz, der Streich…
in Catalan acudit…
in Japanese 冗談, ジョーク…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有趣的, 笑话, 玩笑…
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