practical joke

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practical joke

n.
A mischievous trick played on a person, especially one that causes the victim to experience embarrassment, indignity, or discomfort.

practical joker n.

practical joke

n
a prank or trick usually intended to make the victim appear foolish
practical joker n

prac′tical joke′


n.
a playful trick, often involving some physical agent or means, in which the victim is placed in an embarrassing or disadvantageous position.
[1840–50]
prac′tical jok′er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.practical joke - a prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish)practical joke - a prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish)
antic, prank, put-on, joke, trick, caper - a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
April fool - a practical joke or trick played on the first day of April
hotfoot - a practical joke that involves inserting a match surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe and then lighting it
rag - a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)
snipe hunt - an elaborate practical joke in which the unsuspecting victim hunts a snipe and is typically left in the dark holding a bag and waiting for the snipe to run into it; "in the South a snipe hunt is practically a rite of passage"

practical joke

noun trick, joke, hoax, prank They played a silly practical joke on her.
Translations
مزْحَة ثقيلَه
kanadský žert
practical joke
hrekkur, prakkarastrik
kanadský žart
hudomušna šala
eşek şakası

practical joke

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practical

(ˈprӕktikəl) adjective
1. concerned with the doing of something. practical difficulties; His knowledge is practical rather than theoretical.
2. (of a thing, idea etc) useful; effective. You must try to find a practical answer to the problem.
3. (negative unpractical) (of a person) able to do or deal with things well or efficiently. He can look after himself – he's a very practical child.
ˌpractiˈcality (ˈkӕ-) noun
ˈpractically adverb
1. almost. The room was practically full.
2. in a practical way. Practically, it's more difficult than you think.
practical joke
a usually irritating joke consisting of an action done to someone, rather than a story told. He nailed my chair to the floor as a practical joke.
References in periodicals archive ?
What started as inconsiderate prankery somehow crosses the line and becomes something creepy.
It's about the size of a legal pad, posted on a tree at least 50 yards off the trail - which the Three Wise Guys saw as an opportunity for prankery.