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Meaning of "joke" in Essential American English Dictionary

joke

verb   /dʒoʊk/ ( present participle joking, past tense and past participle joked)
B1 to say funny things, or not be serious: She always jokes about her husband’s cooking.
you must be joking! informal B1 used to say that something is certainly not true: “Does Jim do much cooking?” “You must be joking – he never cooks!”
Translations of “joke”
in Arabic يَمْزَح…
in Korean 농담을 하다…
in Malaysian bergurau…
in French plaisanter…
in Turkish şaka yapmak, fıkra anlatmak, ciddi olmamak…
in Italian scherzare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 說笑話, 開玩笑…
in Russian шутить…
in Polish żartować…
in Vietnamese nói đùa…
in Spanish bromear…
in Portuguese dizer piadas, caçoar, brincar…
in Thai พูดเล่น…
in German spaßen…
in Catalan fer broma…
in Japanese 冗談を言う…
in Indonesian bergurau…
in Chinese (Simplified) 说笑话, 开玩笑…
(Definition of joke verb from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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