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
Synonyms: jest

"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
Synonyms: jest
Related terms: act clown jest joker
4. [ noun ] activity characterized by good humor
Synonyms: jocularity jest
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"

Related terms: pettiness
Similar spelling:   jockey