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Words used to describe jokes

cornball

adjective

corny

corny

adjective

corny stories, jokes, songs etc have been used so much that they seem silly

hoary

adjective

a hoary joke has been told many times before and is no longer funny

jokey

adjective

intended as a joke, or not serious

lavatorial

adjective

lavatorial humour, talk, jokes etc are about going to the toilet

naughty

adjective

a naughty joke, picture, or postcard is sexual in a rude but funny way

off-colour

adjective

an off-colour joke or remark is rude or offensive

ribald

adjective

involving rude humour that is based on sex

saucy

adjective

saucy pictures, jokes etc refer to sex in a way that is funny

smutty

adjective

smutty jokes, stories, or pictures are about sex. This word shows that you do not approve of these things.

spicy

adjective

a spicy joke, story, film etc involves sex

unfunny

adjective

not at all funny

vulgar

adjective

a vulgar joke, comment, action etc has a sexual meaning that is considered to be rude or offensive

jokily

adverb

jokingly

adverb

saucily

adverb

vulgarly

adverb

at someone’s expense

if someone has a joke or enjoys themselves at your expense, they enjoy laughing at you

close to home

a remark or joke that is close to home makes you embarrassed or upset because it is closely related to your personal problems

in fun

said or done as a joke, and not intended to annoy anyone

in jest

if you say something in jest, you do not mean it seriously

kabaddi

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

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a response to a scathing comment or unpleasant situation

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