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What is a joke?

According to Wiktionary a joke is:

Noun
joke (plural jokes)

1 An amusing story.
2 Something said or done for amusement.
           "It was a joke!"
4 (figuratively) A worthless thing or person.
           "Your effort at cleaning your room is a joke."
            "The president was a joke."

Usage notes
Adjectives often applied to "joke": old, bad, inside, poor, silly, funny, lame, hilarious, stupid, offensive.