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English definition of “in-joke”

in-joke

noun [C]     /ˈɪn.dʒəʊk/ US  /-dʒoʊk/
a private joke that can only be understood by a limited group of people who have a special knowledge of something that is referred to in the joke Humour and humorous
(Definition of in-joke noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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