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Meaning: a person or thing that's ridiculous and doesn't deserve respect

For example:

  • Our health care system is a joke. It's one of the most expensive and least effective systems in the world.

  • Our new IT manager is a joke. He couldn't even format the new server properly.

Quick Quiz:

This new software is a complete joke. It
  1. is very funny
  2. doesn't work properly
  3. is really entertaining

Discuss: joke

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