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joke

noun
 
 
/dʒəʊk/
B1 [C] something that someone says to make people laugh, usually a short story with a funny ending: to tell/make a joke a good joke about dogsHumour and humorous
be a joke informal to not be serious or not deserve respect: The investigation was a joke.Stupid and sillyOf unsound mind
be no joke to be serious or difficult: It's no joke driving on icy roads.Lacking humour
take a joke to understand and accept a trick without becoming angry or upset → See also practical jokeHumour and humorous
(Definition of joke noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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