Definition of Joking

1. Adjective. Characterized by jokes and good humor.




Definition of Joking

1. Verb. (present participle of joke) ¹

2. Verb. (British US Ireland colloquial transitive) Kidding, trying to fool. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Joking

1. joke [v] - See also: joke

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Joking

jokelike
joker
jokers
jokes
jokesmith
jokesmiths
jokesome
jokester
jokesters
jokey
jokier
jokiest
jokily
jokiness
jokinesses
joking (current term)
jokingly
jokis
jokokuite
jokol
joky
jol
jole
joled
joles
joling
joliotite
joliotium
joll
jolled

Literary usage of Joking

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Social Life of the Crow Indians by Robert Harry Lowie (1912)
"joking Relationship. Persons whose fathers belonged to the same clan stood to one ... The term "joking" in this connection requires further explanation. ..."

2. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... It's no joking matter, it Is no matter for Jest, It's no(ta) Joke. ... puhuen without joking, all joking (laid) aside; — sikseen all joking (1. all ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly (1888)
"Supposing three degrees of evolution, I submit that punning is the least evolved system of joking, that wit is evolved out of punning, and that humor is ..."

4. The Universities of Europe in the Middle Ages by Hastings Rashdall (1895)
"Practical joking. University towns were even to be met parties of scholars— ... Various forms of practical joking of the more violent order enjoyed a high ..."

5. Outing (1893)
"You are always joking, Frank," said his friend, ... But why shouldn'tI be ' always joking ' ? Would you have me going about with a countenance suggestive of ..."

6. Myths and Traditions of the Crow Indians by Robert Harry Lowie (1918)
"If I killed you, my bad joking-relatives would laugh at me. ... This is why we practise the joking-relationship.1 Whatever Old-Man-Coyote said, ..."

7. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1874)
"Their peculiar chattering, accom- ,nied by hearty laughter and strange gesticulation, though unintelli- ble to us, was construed into joking at our expense. ..."

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