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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 classic literature ?
I am forced to admit that even though I had traveled a long distance to place Bowen Tyler's manuscript in the hands of his father, I was still a trifle skeptical as to its sincerity, since I could not but recall that it had not been many years since Bowen had been one of the most notorious practical jokers of his alma mater.
Unless we have come upon a primitive practical joker," Summerlee suggested, "which I should think would be one of the most elementary developments of man.
Ella Eyre says she and her band need to raise their game as practical jokers before they go on tour with Olly Murs later this year.
Personally, I find that threats of dire personal consequences are quite effective at keeping would-be practical jokers at bay.
The Baggies dressing room is already known to be home to several practical jokers, something that new-boy Barnes has quickly realised.
James Fleet and Richard McCabemake believable practical jokers as hopeless suitor Sir Andrew Aguecheek andthe booze-sodden Sir Toby Belch who go a little too far with their foolery.
SOME of us are born practical jokers, the kind of person who can't help poking fun at people.
CORBIN Bleu may play second fiddle to Zac Efron in the heartthrob stakes - but he's No 1 among the practical jokers.
Two Californian practical jokers are behind bars after setting fire to their passed-out drinking buddy's crotch.
He thus analyzes the gender and status of Shakespearean practical jokers and their victims (chapters 1 and 2), Falstaff's role as both comic butt and escape artist (chapter 3), the ideal victim (chapter 4), the joke gone too far (Malvolio, chapter 5), the triumph of the butt Parolles over shame (chapter 6), and villainous practices (chapter 7).
Terry James, one of the culprits, said the pub was full of practical jokers and pranksters.
Police have vowed to track down the practical jokers responsible for an elaborate hoax.

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