Another word for joke
An action intended to be funny
prank, buffoonery, game, sport, frolic, practical joke, gag, trick, hoax, revel, clowning, caper, caprice, mischief, escapade, stunt, fooling, foolery, tomfoolery, horseplay, pleasantry, fun, play, gambol, antic, lark, drollery, waggery, farce, mummery, monkeyshine*, shenanigan*, put-on*; see also sense 2; trick 1.
Words intended to be funny
jest, witticism, pun, play on words, quip, bon mot, one-liner, gag, anecdote, pleasantry, banter, drollery, jocularity, riposte, retort, conceit, repartee, give-and-take, rejoinder, sally, persiflage, mot, jeu d'esprit (French), chestnut, epigram, badinage, raillery, smart answer, punch line, jape, crack*, wisecrack*, funny*, shaggy dog story*, zinger*, rib-tickler*; see also sense 1.
A ridiculous person or thing
jest, quip, banter, tell jokes, raise laughter, play, sport, frolic, revel, play tricks, pun, poke fun, twit, trick, fool, fool around, clown around, make merry, play the fool, play the clown, be facetious, be waggish, kid*, josh*, crack jokes*, wisecrack*, pull someone's leg*, put someone on*, jive*, fun*; see also deceive, trifle 1.
Another word for jokenoun
Words or actions intended to excite laughter or amusement:gag, jape, jest, quip, witticism. (Informal) funny, gag. (Slang) ha-ha. See laughter
A mischievous act:antic, caper, frolic, lark, prank1, trick. (Informal) shenanigan. (Slang) monkeyshine (often used in plural). See good, work
Something or someone uproariously funny or absurd:absurdity. (Informal) hoot, laugh, scream. (Slang) gas, howl, panic, riot. Idiom: a laugh a minute. See laughter
An object of amusement or laughter:butt3, jest, laughingstock, mockery. See respect