dad joke

[dad johk]

noun Informal.

a corny and generally unfunny joke reminiscent of the types of remarks made by middle-aged or elderly fathers to their children: You don’t have to have children to tell awful dad jokes.

Nearby words

  1. dactyloscopy,
  2. dactylus,
  3. dad,
  4. dad and dave,
  5. dad bod,
  6. dad rock,
  7. dad-blamed,
  8. dad-blasted,
  9. dad-burned,
  10. dad-gummed

Origin of dad joke

First recorded in 1985–90

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