Definition of JOKE

a poor, insincere, or insulting imitation of something <her rendition of the national anthem is a joke>
Related Words burlesque, comedy; lampoon, takeoff; counterfeit, fake, feigning, forgery, hoax, humbug, knockoff, phony (also phoney), pretense (or pretence), sham, simulation
Near Antonyms homage, tribute
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>
Near Antonyms darling, favorite, pet

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