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joke

noun [C] (FUNNY)    /dʒəʊk/ US  /dʒoʊk/
B1 something, such as a funny story or trick , that is said or done in order to make people laugh : Did I tell you the joke about the chicken crossing the road ? She spent the evening cracking (= telling ) jokes and telling funny stories . She tied his shoelaces together for a joke. I hope Rob doesn't tell any of his dirty jokes (= jokes about sex ) when my mother's here. He tried to do a comedy routine , but all his jokes fell flat (= no one laughed at them). Don't you get (= understand ) the joke?Humour and humorous
(Definition of joke noun (FUNNY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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