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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 joke Humour and humorous
Translations of “joke”
in Korean 농담…
in Arabic نُكْتة…
in French blague, tour…
in Turkish şaka, espri, fıkra…
in Italian barzelletta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 壞/愚蠢, 荒唐可笑的人(或事物)…
in Russian анекдот, шутка…
in Polish dowcip…
in Spanish chiste, gracia…
in Portuguese piada…
in German der Witz, der Streich…
in Catalan acudit…
in Japanese 冗談, ジョーク…
in Chinese (Simplified) 坏/愚蠢, 荒唐可笑的人(或事物)…
(Definition of joke noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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