private joke


: a joke only understood by the few people who know what it refers to

Examples of private joke in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two women sharing a weirdly private joke in a public place. Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone, 25 May 2023 But in rare photos that capture King breaking into a huge, uninhibited grin, Belafonte is often at his side, hugging him and sharing some private joke. John Blake, CNN, 25 Apr. 2023

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“Private joke.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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