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To tell a joke or jokes - synonyms or related words

joke

verb

to say things that are intended to make someone laugh

tell

verb

if you tell a story or a joke, you give someone a spoken account of it

quip

verb

to say something funny or clever

kid

verb

to make jokes about someone, but in a kind way

jest

verb

old-fashioned

to speak in a way that is not serious

lark about/around

to have fun by joking or playing

make fun of

to make jokes about someone or something in an unkind way

pull someone’s leg

to tell someone something that is not true, as a joke

crack a joke

to tell a joke

poke fun (at)

to make unkind jokes about someone or something

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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dolt

a stupid person

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