Meaning of “take a joke” in the English Dictionary

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"take a joke" in British English

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take a joke

to laugh when someone says something funny about you and not be offended:

What's the matter? Can't you take a joke?

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

"take a joke" in American English

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take a joke

to be able to laugh at jokes or tricks about you:

Don't be mad - can't you take a joke?

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