practical joke

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  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

First recorded in 1840–50
Related formspractical joker, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for practical joke

prank, antic, caper, escapade, frolic, gag, shenanigans, stunt, tomfoolery, trick

British Dictionary definitions for practical joke

practical joke

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