a playful trick, often involving some physical agent or means, in which the victim is placed in an embarrassing or disadvantageous position.
The Art Of The Dad JokeDad Jokes - those corny quips that will automatically make your eyes roll (accompanying groan optional). Dad Jokes are often puns that are met with regret.
Origin of practical joke
First recorded in 1840–50
Related formspractical joker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for practical joke
a prank or trick usually intended to make the victim appear foolish
Derived Formspractical joker, noun
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