Definition of jokesmith in US English:



  • A skilled inventor or maker of jokes.

    • ‘Kim is a keen amateur jokesmith.’
    • ‘He wasn't a simple jokesmith - his comedy was often dark, observational, and personal.’
    • ‘The horsemeat scandal was hardly out of the gate before thousands of amateur jokesmiths had entered the race with the professionals, jockeying to contrive the wittiest, most popular tweets about equine consumption.’
    • ‘Crane was a longtime jokesmith who wrote for all the biggies: Dean, Frank, Gleason, Abbott & Costello, even Laurel & Hardy.’
    • ‘The jokesmith best known for making gags about his resemblance to Prince is finally attracting a larger following after more than a decade of honing his act.’