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English definition of “joke”

joke

  /dʒoʊk/ noun
B1 a short, funny story that someone tells to make people laugh: Ben was telling jokes at the other end of the table.
(Definition of joke noun from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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