practical joke noun
: a joke involving something that is done rather than said : a trick played on someone
: a prank intended to trick or embarrass someone or cause physical discomfort
— practical joker noun
Examples of PRACTICAL JOKE
- One of the children filled the sugar bowl with salt as a practical joke.
- <friends had left the risqué message on his voice mail as a practical joke>
First Known Use of PRACTICAL JOKE
Related to PRACTICAL JOKE
- antic, caper, capriccio, dido, escapade, frolic, gag, jest, knavery, monkeyshine(s), prank, rag [chiefly British], roguery, shavie [Scottish], shine(s), trick, waggery
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