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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".
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(re-writing old jokes)