Word of the Day: Joke

joke / jōk   noun  
  1. something said or done to provoke laughter
A casual remark or joke shall distinguish a person’s real character more than the greatest sieges, or the most important battle. Plutarch, 46-120  
  1. a humorous prank or playful trick
The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.
  1. P. Lovecraft, 1890-1937
  1. an instance of kidding around or jesting
I prefer sayings over jokes. Robert Ballard, 1942-  
  1. laughingstock or trifling matter; something not taken seriously
The people that become the biggest jokes are people who do not change. Corey Feldman, 1971-   verb  
  1. to jest
My way of joking is to tell the truth. George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950