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practical joke

noun
1.
a playful trick, often involving some physical agent or means, in which the victim is placed in an embarrassing or disadvantageous position.
Origin of practical joke
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50
Related forms
practical joker, noun
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practical joke

noun
1.
a prank or trick usually intended to make the victim appear foolish
Derived Forms
practical joker, noun
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