Meaning of “in-joke” in the English Dictionary

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"in-joke" in British English

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in-jokenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɪn.dʒəʊk/ us /ˈɪn.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

(Definition of “in-joke” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"in-joke" in American English

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in-jokenoun [ C ]

/ˈɪnˌdʒoʊk/

a joke that is understood only by a small group of people

(Definition of “in-joke” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)