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A short joke or witticism, usually expressed in a single sentence.
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informal a short joke or witty remark or riposte
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a brief joke or witty remark.
[1965–70, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - a one-line joke
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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[ˌwʌnˈlaɪnəʳ] Nchiste m breve
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Reminds me of that great one liner about a classic Spielberg movie.
In it, he chats to guests plucked from the audience mixed in, of course, with splashes of stand up and the quick one liner humour that he's so well known for.
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