Light teasing repartee; SYN. raillery, give-and-take, backchat.
1. A playful or mischievous action
2. An occasion or scene of fun; party
3. Fun, merriment.
ETYM Perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Irish and Gael. fonn pleasure.
1. Activities that are enjoyable or amusing; SYN. merriment, playfulness.
2. Verbal wit (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); SYN. play, sport.
3. Violent and excited activity; (colloquial).
ETYM Latin jocus. Cf Jeopardy, Jocular, Juggler.
A humorous anecdote or remark; SYN. gag, laugh, jest, jape, yak, wheeze.
ETYM French plaisanterie. Related to Pleasant.
An agreeable or amusing remark.
ETYM Old Eng. yok, yoc, AS. geoc; akin to Dutch juk, Old High Germ. joh, German joch, Icel. and Swed. ok, Dan. aag, Goth. juk, Lith. jungas, Russ. igo, Latin jugum, Greek zygon, Skr. yuga, and to Latin jungere to join. Related to Join, Syzygy, Yuga, Zeugma.
1. A wooden frame across the shoulders that enables a person to carry buckets hanging from each end.
2. A wooden frame used to join two draft animals at the neck so they can work together.
3. Connects two things so they move together; SYN. coupling.
4. A fitted part at the top of a garment, usually reaching from shoulder to shoulder.