In his younger years, William is alleged to have liked to jokingly use the line “wanna pull a prince.”
jokingly, she chided those who fail to recognize the fundamental problem that women get “tired.”
Bloomberg then topped it all off by jokingly suggesting that Central Park could be named after him.
His work policing the Recovery Act earned him the nickname “Sheriff Joe,” jokingly bestowed on him by Obama.
Well, Winfrey (jokingly) revealed to Jimmy Kimmel that she really may have such a disorder.
"Don't see what you can write about," his father said jokingly.
"I would rather it shook its back than mine," said I jokingly.
I really do not know why you have not visited my solitary abode long before,' he said, jokingly.
"Let's discover the north pole while we're at it," suggested Jerry jokingly.
George Woods asked, jokingly, when he and two or three men were left with Paul by the table.
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.