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People who make others laugh or are fun to be with

wit

noun

someone who uses words in a clever and funny way

joker

noun

someone who likes to tell jokes or to do things to make people laugh

prankster

noun

someone who plays tricks on other people

clown

noun

someone who often makes people laugh by doing or saying funny things

wag

noun

a humorous person

be (always) good for a laugh

to be someone who is always fun to be with

a (good) laugh

someone who is fun to be with

a figure of fun

someone who is laughed at by other people

laughing stock

noun

someone or something that everyone thinks is very silly

card

noun

someone who makes you laugh

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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the amount of money that a business makes or loses

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subtweet

to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …

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