Meaning of “practical joke” in the English Dictionary

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

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practical jokenoun [ C ]

us /ˈpræk·tɪ·kəl ˈjoʊk/

a joke intended to make someone seem foolish that involves a physical action rather than words:

She glued the cup and saucer together as a practical joke.

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