Adjective "joked" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A thing that someone says to cause amusement or laughter, especially a story with a funny punchline.
  1. 'Their long stories were often entertaining, and many of their jokes were funny.'
  2. 'The jokes are not as funny; the stories not as entertaining; the scripts a bit stale.'
  3. 'The joke may be funny, but all jokes have a shelf life.'
  4. 'These guys are so funny and laid back on stage, making jokes, telling stories, having a good time.'
  5. 'He laughed at what he thought was a funny joke - his funny joke.'
  6. 'Failure to understand a joke is often funnier than the original joke.'
  7. 'One of them was also cracking a joke or telling a story.'
  8. 'You're always the one cracking up the group with your jokes and stories.'
  9. 'Watch one funny movie, or read a funny story, or tell your friends three funny jokes, every single day.'
  10. 'He tells the funniest jokes and stories and he ends up dominating every conversation.'
  11. 'the others were playing a joke on her'
  12. 'Speeches often take place on a raised stage at the front, and this area also acts as the setting for many of the jokes and tricks played on the new couple.'
  13. 'He would sneak around at night and set up jokes and tricks and then laugh at the staff members who got caught in them.'
  14. 'And even if this is all a big hoax or joke and you don't end up playing for Houston, I still hate you.'
  15. '‘Surely this was all some kind of joke, a stunt’.'
  16. 'I doubt he was trying to trick me or play some inside joke.'
  17. 'Jay knew she wasn't invited, and this was all a big joke… a trick!'
  18. 'It almost seemed like a joke, a harmless prank one of his friends had pulled on him.'
  19. 'It's a prank by an employee or a feeble joke by the management.'
  20. 'Not to mention, my parents are going to think it's some joke or prank or something to get back at them.'
  21. 'Either way, the point was, it was all a trick, a joke, a scam - whatever you wanted to call it.'
  22. 'The NHS and education systems are a disgraceful shambles and the illegal asylum situation is not only a joke, it is dangerous.'
  23. 'This green bucket lark is a joke, and I am sure that every large family in Bolton will agree when I say that I can fill this in a couple of days, and you think that I can go a fortnight between collections?'
  24. 'The Richmond High School basketball team is a joke.'
  25. 'What a ridiculous joke - but it illustrates how far some will go to rationalize their behavior.'
  26. 'Taiwan's beaches are a joke and its reef systems are already threatened by even the current low levels of tourism.'
  27. 'The system is a joke and the fact that employers can still find people to work under the table proves the job hunting clubs are ineffective and symbolize a bureaucracy gone mad.'
  28. 'Crony capitalism has turned the funding of American elections into both a joke and a menace and has made the public's business a matter of private interest.'


Make jokes; talk humorously or flippantly.
  1. 'a joking manner'
  2. 'People ask me that all the time and they joke with me.'
  3. 'The commentators joke with each other in the easy manner that comes with long hours spent together.'
  4. 'In my discussions with Billy, we joked a lot about the incident among other things.'
  5. 'You know, you joke about things like hoping you aren't last.'
  6. 'They joke about the hotly-disputed incident every time they meet.'
  7. 'This is one thing because people joke about it all the time.'
  8. 'You joke a lot in interviews about how you wanted to write horror because you experienced so much of it in high school.'
  9. 'He would be laughing and joking one moment and then totally different the next.'
  10. 'We can joke about it but this is a serious problem.'
  11. 'And even then, you shouldn't joke about them because you don't understand.'

More definitions

1. something said or done to provoke laughter or cause amusement, as a witticism, a short and amusing anecdote, or a prankish act: He tells very funny jokes. She played a joke on him.

2. something that is amusing or ridiculous, especially because of being ludicrously inadequate or a sham; a thing, situation, or person laughed at rather than taken seriously; farce: Their pretense of generosity is a joke. An officer with no ability to command is a joke.

3. a matter that need not be t

More examples(as adjective)

"backs can be joked."


(joke)Late 17th century (originally slang): perhaps from Latin jocus ‘jest, wordplay’.


be no joke
can (or can't) take a joke
get (or be or go) beyond a joke
joking apart
make a joke of
you must be (or have to be) joking