running joke


noun

a joke or humorous allusion used recurrently in a play, film, television skit, etc., for a cumulative comic effect.
a subject, reference, remark, etc., that is a continual source of humor.

Nearby words

  1. running fix,
  2. running gaff,
  3. running gear,
  4. running hand,
  5. running head,
  6. running knot,
  7. running light,
  8. running martingale,
  9. running mate,
  10. running myrtle

Also called running gag.

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