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.
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.
Also called running gag.
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