1. a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at hisown jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
(synonym) joke, gag, laugh, jest
(hypernym) wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness
(hyponym) belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riot
(part-meronym) punch line, laugh line, gag line, tag line