joke joke  /ˈdʒoʊk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
  2. (n) activity characterized by good humor
  3. (n) a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
  4. (n) a triviality not to be taken seriously
  5. (v) tell a joke; speak humorously
  6. (v) act in a funny or teasing way

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It's the simplest, raunchiest, most notorious joke in the world.
  2. I think Letterman's joke was tasteless but not beyond the pale, and the Palins had a legitimate gripe about it.
  3. In 1924 Washington politicos tittered at the latest Senatorial joke.

News

  1. Why This Microsoft Employee Is Okay with a Rape Joke Made About Her at E3

    The Microsoft customer-support employee who had a rape joke told at her expense in front of a massive audience at the E3 video-game conference and an even bigger crowd online has clarified that she did not take offense, which does not change the fact that Microsoft prominently featured a rape reference at the company's biggest presentation for one of its biggest products ever, the Xbox One. And ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  2. Microsoft apologizes for "rape joke" at E3

    Microsoft issued an apology for an inappropriate joke made during a demonstration of "Killer Instinct" at E3
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS News

  3. Was there a rape joke at Microsoft's Xbox One event?

    Microsoft had a splashy showing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo that included Bill Gates, Steven Spielberg and...a rape joke?
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS News

Quotes

  1. Last night on Twitter , Lohan wrote to a friend about that expletive that was on her middle finger, saying, "Didn't we do our nails as a joke with our friend DC ? It had nothing to do with court . It's an airbrush design from a stencil."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Lindsay Lohan Source: msnbc.com

  2. ...continue into what transpired between the Washington Wizards' Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton, but it has been established that guns were in the locker room -- which Arenas called "a misguided effort to play a joke on a teammate."
    on Jan 6, 2010 By: Gilbert Arenas Source: Washington Post

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