in-joke

noun
\ ˈin-ˌjōk How to pronounce in-joke (audio) , -ˈjōk \

Definition of in-joke

: a joke for or about a select group of people

First Known Use of in-joke

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“In-joke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in-joke. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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in-joke

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English Language Learners Definition of in-joke

: a joke that is only understood by a particular group of people

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