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  • n  a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    he told a very funny joke
  • n  activity characterized by good humor
  • n  a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
  • n  a triviality not to be taken seriously
    I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke
  • v  tell a joke; speak humorously
    He often jokes even when he appears serious
  • v  act in a funny or teasing way

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

  • 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 ...
    June 11, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News
  • Microsoft apologizes for "rape joke" at E3
    Microsoft issued an apology for an inappropriate joke made during a demonstration of "Killer Instinct" at E3
    June 11, 2013 - CBS News
  • 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?
    June 11, 2013 - CBS News

  • Lindsay Lohan in
    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."
  • Gilbert Arenas in Washington Post
    ...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."

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