I remained my funny, joking, outgoing self for me and all those around me.
Fans of Stephen Colbert are on a mission to convince him they're not joking around.
I try to imagine working alongside, joking with, or taking for granted the person.
People may still be joking about it and the fact that, “Oh yeah, we sure love our weed here!”
Joe began to start all over again before Al told him he was joking.
All this in a joking manner, and yet a vein of seriousness ran through it somewhere.
Besides the youngsters were giggling and laughing and joking most of the night.
I thought at first he was joking, but later on it became clear to me that he was quite in earnest.
Most of them looked as if they thought Old Mother Nature must be joking.
The latter thinks his friend is joking, jumps up and tries to seize him—but he feels nothing.
1660s, joque, "a jest, something done to excite laughter," from Latin iocus "joke, sport, pastime," from PIE root *yek- "to speak" (cf. Breton iez "language," Old High German jehan "to say," German Beichte "confession").
Originally a colloquial or slang word. Meaning "something not to be taken seriously" is 1791. Practical joke "trick played on someone for the sake of a laugh at his expense" is from 1804 (earlier handicraft joke, 1741). Black joke is old slang for "smutty song" (1730s), from use of that phrase in the refrain of a then-popular song as a euphemism for "the monosyllable."
1660s, "to make a joke," from Latin iocari "to jest, joke," from iocus (see joke (n.)). Related: Joked; joking.