ethnic joke

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Noun1.ethnic joke - a joke at the expense of some ethnic group
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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Just for fun, Nels has a brother, Brock (William Forsythe), whose gold-digging Asian wife (Elizabeth Thai), a former massage parlour worker, is basically a walking ethnic joke.
There is, of course, if one chooses to see it as such, more evidence of O'Neill's prejudice in Marco Millions--in Maffeo's aborted ethnic joke about the Jew named Ikey and his wife Rebecca, an anecdote that Polo recounts "with exaggerated Jewish pantomime" (402).
A serious actor, a political activist, and a fierce critic of Israel's occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, he spent his entire career lamenting having become the embodiment of an ethnic joke. His characters, he argued, possessed the universal appeal of Buster Keaton's little general or Chaplin's tramp; that they had a thick accent mattered little.
The pair also raised hell when an ethnic joke was slashed from their CBS terrestrial radio program originating in New York.
Wong is an ethnic joke right on the cusp of bad taste, but perhaps only Murphy could get away with a line where Wong declares he dislikes blacks and Jews, and yet they both love Chinese food - go figure.
It has all the makings of a stupid ethnic joke, but it's really a poignant social query.
Under the "mental harm" definition, terminating employment, failing to hire or promote, telling an ethnic joke, uttering a racial slur, or executing a sentence of capital punishment can suddenly be transformed into genocide.
A DESCRIPTION OF SANDI Simcha DuBowski's documentary Trembling Before G-d sounds like the start of a bad ethnic joke: Did you hear the one about the gay Orthodox Jew?
In a succinct ethnic joke, Milphio has augmented his role as a proud trickster by adopting the guise of a Punic language-smith who distorts the meaning and intent of words, but he has also presented himself as a contrast to the real Punic character whose opening bilingual speech was noble.
WARSAW: Broadcasting mogul Mr Ted Turner has apologised to Poland for insulting Poles with an ethnic joke.
This is an ethnic joke but it depicts the business acumen of the Chinese.

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