joke Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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jokenoun

 us   /dʒoʊk/

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).

jokeverb

 us   /dʒoʊk/

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 Arabic نُكْتة…
in Korean 농담…
in Malaysian jenaka, gurauan, kelakar…
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 Vietnamese lời nói đùa, trò đùa…
in Spanish chiste, gracia…
in Portuguese piada…
in Thai เรื่องตลก, สิ่งขบขัน…
in German der Witz, der Streich…
in Catalan acudit…
in Japanese 冗談, ジョーク…
in Indonesian lelucon…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有趣的, 笑话, 玩笑…
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