knee-slapper

noun

knee-slap·​per ˈnē-ˌsla-pər How to pronounce knee-slapper (audio)
: an extremely funny joke, line, or story

Examples of knee-slapper in a Sentence

the movie is a real knee-slapper if you are a fan of lowbrow humor
Recent Examples on the Web This 1940s knee-slapper on deck from Lakewood Theatre Company really isn’t so concerned with rooting out the murderer. oregonlive, 5 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of knee-slapper was in 1966

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“Knee-slapper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knee-slapper. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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