Joke and Wit


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Joke noun – Something said or done to cause laughter.
Usage example: he was known for his hilarious jokes

Wit and joke are semantically related in wittiness topic. In some cases you can use "Wit" instead a noun "Joke".
Nearby Words: joking, joker, jokey, joked, jokingly
Synonyms for Joke


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Wit noun – A person (as a writer) noted for or specializing in humor.
Joke and wit are semantically related in humor topic. Sometimes you can use "Joke" instead a noun "Wit", if it concerns topics such as wittiness.
Nearby Words: witty, witling
Synonyms for Wit

How words are described

good good joke good wit
exact exact joke exact wit
typical typical joke typical wit
standard standard joke standard wit
Other adjectives: original, obvious, actual, great, dark, quick, subtle, clever, famous, silly.

Both words in one sentence

  • By the time of 1636: The Saxon Uprising, Gretchen Richter has developed a wit so dry that, well...Friedrich Nagel: I ... think that was a joke.
  • Joke Character Then again, some of these cards eventually become Lethal Joke wit, Thousand-Eyes Idol.
  • To many people Victorian wit and humour is summed up by Punch, when every joke is supposed to end with "Collapse of Stout Party", though this phrase tends to be as elusive as "Elementary, my dear Watson" in the Sherlock Holmes sagas.
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