standing joke

Definition of standing joke

:something that often happens or is said or done that the people in a group think is funny
  • It's a standing joke at the office.

Word by Word Definitions

standing play
  1. : not yet cut or harvested

  2. : upright on the feet or base : erect

  3. : not flowing : stagnant

  1. : a place to stand in : location

  2. : a position from which one may assert or enforce legal rights and duties

  3. : length of service or experience especially as determining rank, pay, or privilege

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


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