practical joke love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A mischievous trick played on a person, especially one that causes the victim to experience embarrassment, indignity, or discomfort.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something done for amusement to the detriment of someone else.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a joke put in practice; a joke the fun of which consists in something done, in distinction from something said; esp., a trick played upon a person.
  • n. See under Practical.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish)


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