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joke

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of joke

  1. 1 something said or done to cause laughter <he was known for his hilarious jokes> Synonyms boff (or boffo), boffola, crack, drollery, funny, gag, giggle [chiefly British], jape, jest, josh, laugh, nifty, one-liner, pleasantry, quip, rib, sally, waggery, wisecrack, witticism, yuk (or yuck also yak or yock) [slang] Related Words funning, joking, wisecracking; knee-slapper, panic [slang], riot, scream, thigh-slapper; antic, buffoonery, caper, leg-pull, monkeyshine(s), practical joke, prank, trick; burlesque, caricature, lampoon, mock, mockery, parody, put-on, riff; banter, kidding, persiflage, raillery, repartee; drollness, facetiousness, funniness, hilariousness, humorousness; comedy, humor, wit, wordplay

  2. 2 a poor, insincere, or insulting imitation of something <her rendition of the national anthem is a joke> Synonyms caricature, cartoon, farce, mockery, parody, sham, travestyRelated Words burlesque, comedy; lampoon, takeoff; counterfeit, fake, feigning, forgery, hoax, humbug, knockoff, phony (also phoney), pretense (or pretence), sham, simulationNear Antonyms homage, tribute

  3. 3 a person or thing that is made fun of <having lost his looks and his voice years ago, these days he's just a show business joke and fodder for late-night comedy> Synonyms butt, derision, jest, laughingstock, mark, mock, mockery, sport, targetRelated Words chump, dupe, fall guy, fool, gull, monkey, pigeon, sap, sucker, victimNear Antonyms darling, favorite, pet




joke

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of joke

  1. 1 to make jokes <he was known for his ability to joke about his lack of anything resembling a social life> Synonyms banter, chaff, fool, fun, gag, jape, jest, jive, jolly, josh, kid, quip, wisecrack, yuk (or yuck) [slang] Related Words gibe (or jibe), haze, jeer, mock, rag, rally, razz, rib, ridicule, tease; caricature, lampoon, parody, satirize; amuse, divert, entertain Phrases crack wise

  2. 2 to make fun of in a good-natured way <oh, don't get offended, I was just joking you> Synonyms chaff, jive, tease, josh, kid, rally, razz, rib, ride, roastRelated Words banter; fool, fun, string along; jest, quip, wisecrack; gag, jape, jolly, yuk (or yuck) [slang]




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