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Joke \Joke\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Joked; p. pr. & vb. n. Joking.] To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally; to banter; as, to joke a comrade.


vb. (en-past of: joke)

Usage examples of "joked".

As he often joked selfdeprecatingly, "They let me in because my name was Eliot and I could spell it.

It was, he joked inwardly, a quality that departmental secretaries probably shared with undertakers.

And then joked, "I mean, he didn't take me into his confidence about marrying Nancy.

Even Bill half joked to Lahr that the non-appearance had earned him "more attention than my other eleven appearances on Letterman times one hundred.

The guys joked about staging an exorcism: wrapping Bill in foil like a baked potato and putting him in the field until he sweated it out, this upside-down cross.

He joked about how he didn't realize July was summer in the French provinces.

William joked, pulling off his own sensor and leaving the virtual reality.

Pardee joked with him, then slid back into the Mercedes and started to roll up the window.

Payne joked as he approached, breathing hard from the ascent of the steep trail.

All three men in this office had joked about hiring a gypsy or two and observed, rightly, that it would have produced results no less accurate than they got from well-paid professional intelligence officers.

He and Mary Pat had been briefed in on what to expect, and his wife had actually joked about it, on the flight over—you couldn't bug airplanes.

Coming out of Space Mountain, Ed had joked that CIA ought to rent the whole place for one day and take the Soviet Politburo around, let them ride every ride and gobble down the burgers and swill the Cokes, and then, on the way out, tell them, "This is what Americans do for fun.

Didn't I meet him in Moscow--he's the one who joked about having a gun on you!

A fine opportunity to figure out how good Soviet weapons really were, they joked now, sitting in their offices.

There was a novel thought, the Frenchman joked to himself, behind an impassive face.