Definitions of joke

  1. To jest; to sport.
  2. To make sport of; attack playfully; utter witticisms; banter; jest.
  3. To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally; to banter; as, to joke a comrade.
  4. To make fun of.
  5. To cast jokes at: to banter: to make merry with.
  6. To cast jokes at.
  7. To do something for sport, or as a joke; to be merry in words or actions; to jest.
  8. To jest: to be merry: to make sport.
  9. To make jokes.
  10. To rally; to make merry with. A practical joke, a joke played on a person, sometimes to his injury or annoyance. In joke, in jest, not in earnest.
  11. To be merry in words or actions; to make merry with; to jest.
  12. a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
  13. activity characterized by good humor
  14. a triviality not to be taken seriously; " I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke"
  15. a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; " he told a very funny joke"; " he knows a million gags"; " thanks for the laugh"; " he laughed unpleasantly at hisown jest"; " even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
  16. Something said for the sake of exciting a laugh; something witty or sportive ( commonly indicating more of hilarity or humor than jest); a jest; a witticism; as, to crack good- natured jokes.
  17. Something not said seriously, or not actually meant; something done in sport.
  18. Something said or done to cause mirth; jest; sport.
  19. A jest: a witticism: something witty or sportive: anything said or done to excite a laugh.
  20. A jest; mirthful act or saying.
  21. A subject for merriment.
  22. A jest to raise a laugh; something witty or sportive; something not serious or in earnest.