Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Relating to humour

comic

adjective

relating to comedy

ironic

adjective

expressing the opposite of what you really think, especially in order to be humorous

flippant

adjective

treating a serious subject or situation in a way that is not serious, especially when this annoys other people

facetious

adjective

trying to be funny in a way that is not suitable

impish

adjective

looking or behaving as though you are doing something slightly bad that people think is funny

comedy

noun

relating to comedy

laugh at yourself

to not be too serious or sensitive about yourself and the things that you do

can take a joke

if you can take a joke, you are able to laugh when someone makes a joke about you or does something to trick you

see the funny side of something

to realize that something bad that happens can also be funny

I love it

used for saying that you think something is funny

kabaddi

a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

Ouch!

a response to a scathing comment or unpleasant situation

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog