running joke/gag

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of running joke/gag

: a joke/gag that is repeated many times in slightly different ways

Word by Word Definitions

running play
  1. : the action of running

  2. : race

  3. : physical condition for running

  1. : cursive, flowing

  2. : fluid, runny

  3. : incessant, continuous

  1. : in succession : consecutively

joke play
  1. : something said or done to provoke laughter

  2. : the humorous or ridiculous element in something

  3. : an instance of jesting : kidding

  1. : to make jokes : jest

  2. : to make the object of a joke : kid

gag play
  1. : to restrict use of the mouth of by inserting something into it to prevent speech or outcry

  2. : to prevent from exercising freedom of speech or expression

  3. : to pry or hold open with a gag

  1. : something thrust into the mouth to keep it open or to prevent speech or outcry

  2. : an official check or restraint on debate or free speech

  3. : a laugh-provoking remark or act


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