one-liner

[ wuhn-lahy-ner ]
/ ˈwʌnˈlaɪ nər /

noun

a brief joke or amusing remark.

Origin of one-liner

1965–70, Americanism; one line + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for one-liner

one-liner


noun

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

one-liner


n.

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

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