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one-liner

[wuhn-lahy-ner]
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noun
  1. a brief joke or amusing remark.

Origin of one-liner

1965–70, Americanism; one line + -er1
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one-liner

noun
  1. informal a short joke or witty remark or riposte
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Word Origin and History for one-liner

n.

"short joke, witty remark," 1969, from one + line.

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