|1.||[ noun ] a humorous anecdote or remark|
|Synonyms:||gag jest jape yak wheeze laugh|
|Related terms:||wit dirty_joke shaggy_dog_story ethnic_joke belly_laugh one-liner funny_story sick_joke sight_gag in-joke punch_line gag|
|2.||[ verb ] tell a joke; speak humorously|
"He often jokes even when he appears serious"
|Related terms:||communicate horse_around gag pun ridicule jest joker|
|3.||[ verb ] act in a funny or teasing way|
|Related terms:||act clown jest joker|
|4.||[ noun ] activity characterized by good humor|
|Related terms:||diversion pleasantry leg-pull drollery|
|5.||[ noun ] a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement|
|Synonyms:||trick prank caper put-on antic|
|Related terms:||diversion practical_joke dirty_trick clown|
|6.||[ noun ] a triviality not to be taken seriously|
"I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke"