Meaning of “gallows humour” in the English Dictionary

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"gallows humour" in British English

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gallows humournoun [ U ]

UK US gallows humor uk /ˌɡæl.əʊz ˈhjuː.mər/ us /ˌɡæl.oʊz ˈhjuː.mɚ/

jokes or humorous remarks that are made about unpleasant or worrying subjects such as death and illness

(Definition of “gallows humour” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)