Gag and Practical joke


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Gag noun – Something said or done to cause laughter.
Usage example: the movie featured a gag involving a chicken driving a car that audiences thought was hysterically funny

Practical joke is a synonym for gag in joke topic. In some cases you can use "Practical joke" instead a noun "Gag".
Synonyms for Gag

Practical joke

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Practical joke noun – A playful or mischievous act intended as a joke.
Usage example: friends had left the risqué message on his voice mail as a practical joke

Gag is a synonym for practical joke in joke topic. You can use "Gag" instead a noun phrase "Practical joke", if it concerns topics such as trick or prank.
Synonyms for Practical joke

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  • Western Animation / Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Summon Bigger Fish: In the Halloween episode, Bloo believes that everyone in the house has turned into zombies (it was actually an extremely elaborate practical joke that they all orchestrated due their annoyance at him always playing the Spring Snakes in a Peanut Can gag every Halloween).
  • Video Game / Rune Factory 4 Mythology Gag: The game instructions mention that the Sechs Empire was temporarily known as Zzyzx, and that historians believe the temporary name change to be due to an illness within the Empire's ranks, or a practical joke.
  • Manly Gay That said, he tends to be a gag-a-day character at times, having offered some notable Fan Disservice in a Bo Peep outfit, and played a fairly unwelcome practical joke on Larry and Edison while they were sharing a shower
    Source: Manly Gay
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