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one-liner

[ wuhn-lahy-ner ]
/ ˈwʌnˈlaɪ nər /
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noun

a brief joke or amusing remark.

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THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of one-liner

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

noun

informal a short joke or witty remark or riposte
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