Synonyms of joke in English:

joke


See definition of joke

noun

1‘they sat round the table telling jokes’

SYNONYMS

funny story, jest, witticism, quip, pleasantry

pun, play on words

shaggy-dog story, old chestnut, double entendre

in-joke

informal gag, wisecrack, crack, funny, one-liner, rib-tickler, killer, knee-slapper, thigh-slapper

North American informal boffola

rare blague

2‘he was given to playing stupid jokes on people’

SYNONYMS

trick, practical joke, prank, stunt, hoax, jape

informal leg-pull, lark, spoof

Australian informal goak

North American informal, dated cutup

archaic quiz

Scottish archaic cantrip

3‘he soon became a joke to most of us because he was so pedantic’

SYNONYMS

laughing stock, figure of fun, source of amusement, object of ridicule

British Aunt Sally

4‘the present system is nothing short of a joke’

SYNONYMS

farce, travesty, waste of time

standing joke

laugh

North American shuck


verb

1‘she laughed and joked with the guests’

SYNONYMS

tell jokes, crack jokes

jest, banter, quip

informal wisecrack, josh

2‘don't panic—I'm only joking’

SYNONYMS

fool, fool about, fool around, play a prank, play a trick, play a joke, play a practical joke, tease, hoax, pull someone's leg, mess someone about, mess someone around

informal kid, make a monkey out of someone

British informal mess, have someone on, wind someone up

North American informal fun, shuck someone, pull someone's chain, put someone on

British dated, informal rot someone