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English definition of “practical joke”

practical joke

noun [C]    
a joke that makes someone seem silly and involves a physical action rather than words: She glued her boss's cup and saucer together as a practical joke.Behaving in a silly way practical joker     noun [C] Cheating and trickingPlotting and trapping
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