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