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English definition of “joke”

joke

noun [S] (BAD/SILLY)    /dʒəʊk/ US  /dʒoʊk/ informal
C1 a person or thing that is so bad or silly that they do not deserve respect: Our new teacher's a bit of a joke - he can't even control the class. The new software is a complete joke - it keeps going wrong. The exam was a joke (= was very easy) - everyone finished in less than an hour.Mocking and taunting
(Definition of joke noun (BAD/SILLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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