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in-joke

(ĭn′jōk′)
n. Informal
A joke originated or appreciated by the members of a particular group.

in′-jok′ey adj.

in-joke

n
a joke which is understood only by a particular group of people

in′-joke`



n.
a joke that can be understood or appreciated only by a limited group of people.
[1960–65]
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Noun1.in-joke - a joke that is appreciated only by members of some particular group of people
gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh - a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
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