practical joke

practical joke


: a joke involving something that is done rather than said : a trick played on someone

Full Definition of PRACTICAL JOKE

:  a prank intended to trick or embarrass someone or cause physical discomfort
practical joker noun


  1. One of the children filled the sugar bowl with salt as a practical joke.
  2. <friends had left the risqué message on his voice mail as a practical joke>

First Known Use of PRACTICAL JOKE



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