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practical joke



  1. a prank or trick usually intended to make the victim appear foolish

Derived Forms

practical joker  noun

Example Sentences Including 'practical joke'

`Must be a practical joke , although I can't imagine who would do such a thing.
Smith, Evelyn E Miss Melville Regrets
You can't very well tell a mistress you have played a silly practical joke on her just to see how she will take it.
Brent-Dyer, Elinor Challenge for the Chalet School
Bauman raised the receiver to call upstairs -- and found himself the butt of a primitive practical joke.
Smith, Mitchell Stone City


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