Definition of practical joke
: a prank intended to trick or embarrass someone or cause physical discomfort
Examples of practical joke in a sentence
One of the children filled the sugar bowl with salt as a practical joke.
<friends had left the risqué message on his voice mail as a practical joke>
First Known Use of practical joke
PRACTICAL JOKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of practical joke for English Language Learners
: a joke involving something that is done rather than said : a trick played on someone
PRACTICAL JOKE Defined for Kids
Definition of practical joke for Students
: a joke involving an act rather than words : a trick played on someone
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