Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who devises jokes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A professional joker; one who manufactures jokes.

Etymologies

joke +‎ smith (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Signing off on Ms. Clinton's stiffly hand-grenading alleged “zingers” that sound like they were cribbed from a retired Bob Hope jokesmith living in a “golden years” village in Palo Alto is NOT working for her in terms of helping her campaign.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Well, Edgar is sitting in the aisle seat and he seems to be doing just fine, smiling at the rude banter that rolls nonstop from crooner to jokesmith to saloonkeeper and back.

    Underworld

  • In other such jokes, like an instance of the Aristocrats joke, the jokesmith piles on horrifying detail after horrifying detail, and the audience gets put in a squirming, uneasy state of revulsion, which is stimulating perhaps this is similar to the way in which a suspense or horror film can be stimulating, and can heighten the comedy.

    Empirical falsifiability

  • "How do you get down?" asked the jokesmith for the fourth time.

    More Toasts

  • Comedienne Sarah Silverman also paid tribute, saying the Boston-born jokesmith had "made us laugh til we cried".

    BBC News - Home

  • And then there's that sub-Mad magazine reflex of his, which finds its way into his scripts and could lead you to believe he once worked as a jokesmith for

    Chicago Reader

  • Dalton Ross -- EW editor, writer, jokesmith, caterer, and wheelwright -- is taking a well-deserved breather after multitasking himself into near-exhaustion.

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

  • Some people have been wondering whether the prime minister has found himself a new jokesmith and who this person might be.

    New Statesman

  • If I ever catch the jokesmith who is responsible for these dainty little messages, I'll tell him a thing or two. "

    The Brand of Silence A Detective Story

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