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poke fun

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poke fun

verb phrase

To tease; jape; mock (1840+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • If I tell you what I want to, will you promise not to pitch into me, and not to nag and poke fun?

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • The Lacedaemonians were unkind enough to poke fun at these unfortunates.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • There are some persons at whom it is not safe to poke fun and Colonel Bull is one.

    The Hilltop Boys Cyril Burleigh
  • Do you-all reckon you're goin' to poke fun at me an' the law, an' git away with it?

    Sunlight Patch

    Credo Fitch Harris
  • He did love to poke fun (or what he conceived fun) at fair, fat and forty.

    Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham

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