Joke

Noun

  • An amusing story.
  • (figuratively) A laughably worthless thing or person; a sham.

    "Your effort at cleaning your room is a joke."

  • (figuratively) The root cause or main issue, especially an unexpected one
  • Something said or done for amusement, not in seriousness.

    "It was a joke!"

  • (figuratively) A laughably worthless thing or person; a sham.

    "The president was a joke."

Verb

  • (transitive, dated) To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally.

    "to joke a comrade"

  • (intransitive) To do or say something for amusement rather than seriously.

    "I didn’t mean what I said — I was only joking."

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