one-liner


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one-lin·er

(wŭn′lī′nər)
n.
A short joke or witticism, usually expressed in a single sentence.

one-liner

n
informal a short joke or witty remark or riposte

one′-lin′er



n.
a brief joke or witty remark.
[1965–70, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.one-liner - 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"
Translations

one-liner

[ˌwʌnˈlaɪnəʳ] Nchiste m breve
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