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joke (s) (noun), jokes (pl)
1. Something said or done to provoke laughter or to cause amusement; such as, a witticism, a short and amusing anecdote, or a prankish act.
2. A story, anecdote, or wordplay that is intended to amuse.
3. Anything that is said or done to make people laugh.
4. Something that is amusing or ridiculous; especially, because of being ludicrously inadequate or a sham.
5. A thing, situation, or person laughed at rather than taken seriously; a farce.
6. Someone or something that is laughably inadequate or absurd: The restaurant environment was nice, but the service was a joke.
7. Something that does not present the expected challenge and which is simply too easy: Ted said that the whole class thought that the test the teacher gave us was a joke.
8. Etymology: from Latin jocus, "jest, fun, humor".
This entry is located in the following unit: jocu-, jocul-; jocund- (page 1)
yoke, yolk, joke, joke
yoke (YOHK) (noun)
1. Double harness, coupler, collar, bond, clasp: "The two oxen were put into the yoke."

"A rubber yoke held the two wires together."

2. Pair, team, brace, couple: "It takes a yoke of oxen to pull that wagon."
3. Bondage, slavery, enslavement, servitude; serfdom, vassalage: "Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves from their yoke of bondage."
yolk (YOHK) (noun)
The yellow, or orange, part in the center of an egg containing fat and protein: "Susan, please separate the yolk from the white of the egg before you make the final mixture for the cake."
joke (JOHK) (noun)
1. Jest, diversion, playful or mischievous trick or remark, facetiousness, frolic; gag, prank, frolic, witticism, farce: "Wearing his clothes inside out was Gordon's idea of a joke."
2. Object of ridicule, a laughing-stock; fool, buffoon, clown, village idiot, bumpkin: "Melvin was the joke of the town because of his silly hair style."
joke (JOHK) (verb)
Poke fun at, mock, ridicule, laugh at, snicker, jeer at: "They joke about Lee's ineptitude, or lack of training, as a computer technician."

Bertha, use caution with yoke and yolk or the joke will be on you!

"A travel writer once wrote about being in Mexico, where 'we saw people carrying baskets on yolks across their shoulders.' The writer 'took pictures of the yolked and harnessed figures.' "

"Another writer told of a gentleman who knows when his body needs fuel: He eats 'potatoes, pasta, salad, eggs (without the yokes) and pancakes.' "

"Well, folks, oxen have yokes and eggs have yolks, and anyone who carries baskets on yolks is going to have a messy shirt" . . . and that's no joke!

—"Careful, or the yoke may be on you" by James Kilpatrick.

It is not a joke; the yolk of an egg is a very good medium for mixing colors for painting. His friend, who was a painter, used this medium to paint a mural depicting the yoke of bondage of miners who lived in an impoverished country.

A unit related to: “joke
(Latin: joke, joking, jesting, humorous; cheerful and full of good humor)
(Latin: to plug up or to cram, to stuff; by extension, practical joke, sham; fiasco)
(once considered in poor taste; the joke was not nearly as vulgar as those that are currently expressed on many U.S. TV shows)