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A short joke or witticism, usually expressed in a single sentence.


informal a short joke or witty remark or riposte


a brief joke or witty remark.
[1965–70, Amer.]
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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Also another best oneliner is: "The quicker you let go of the old cheese, the sooner you find new cheese.
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And Bjorn, who is favourite to succeed Clarke as Europe's captain in 2018, recycled his famous oneliner from the eve of his Ryder Cup debut 19 years ago: "There's no going home to mummy now.
Eight years ago the Mrs Merton question came second in a poll commissioned by UKTV Gold for the best ever comic oneliner.
At times, the sound was a little muffled so we missed the odd oneliner but Mack himself is sharp, clever and (mostly) inoffensive, proving one of the funniest - and nicest - men in comedy.
Every time he drawls a oneliner the writers sweated over, he sounds like someone learning to speak after a coma.
IF you want a waspish oneliner delivered with impeccable timing and venom, gift it to Dame Maggie Smith.
Clients can choose from our library of pre-built graphics, or, we'll design a OneLiner audio-graphic to better complement your corporate identity or Web site.
As he worked as an usher in a movie theatre on 57th Street in Manhattan, Irving Brecher realised the potential of a good oneliner.
Duchovny and Anderson slip back into their roles with ease, the latter delivering a terrific, incendiary oneliner to make her feelings clear about Father Joe's heinous indiscretions.