one-liner

noun one-lin·er \ ˌwən-ˈlī-nər \

Definition of one-liner

1 : a very succinct joke or witticism
2 : a succinct or meaningful and especially accurate statement

First Known Use of one-liner

1962

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ONE-LINER Defined for English Language Learners

one-liner

Definition of one-liner for English Language Learners

  • : a very short joke or funny remark



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