practical joker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n practical joker someone who plays practical jokes on others
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Usage

In literature:

True we did not believe it at first, there (p. 247) are so many practical jokers in our ranks.
"The Red Horizon" by Patrick MacGill
There were many practical jokers in the new Territory.
"Chapters from My Autobiography" by Mark Twain
But even here he could not shut out the ringing laughter of the incorrigible practical jokers.
"Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks" by Bracebridge Hemyng
The Americans are preeminently practical jokers, and the ends to which they go is beyond belief.
"As A Chinaman Saw Us" by Anonymous
The born practical joker coming on his own twin image could not resist making use of it.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
These 'practical jokers' who will yell 'Fire!
"Sure Pop and the Safety Scouts" by Roy Rutherford Bailey
I hate practical joking; and your vulgarest practical joker is your flaw of wind.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I do not need to say that the practical joker will fare badly at my hands.
"Dainty's Cruel Rivals" by Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
The ghost party had no intention of allowing practical jokers in the neighborhood to get up "fake spooks" for their entertainment.
"Madge Morton's Trust" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
Ben was a friend of Henry's and a good deal of a practical joker.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner" by Alexander Irvine
Each time he would ask Melvin Noble, a local practical joker, for a match.
"The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2" by Various
Now let us see what had become of the two practical jokers.
"The Frontier Boys in the Sierras" by Wyn Roosevelt
Still imagining that some practical joker was at work, Mead brought a big stick with him on his watch.
"The Bonadventure" by Edmund Blunden
There must have been some practical jokers in this neighborhood.
"The Corner House Girls on Palm Island" by Grace Brooks Hill
This is the great festival of the Practical Joker, and all is well when his jokes are simple and amusing.
"Holidays & Happy-Days" by Hamish Hendry
Plainly, the practical joker would have had his labor for his pains unless something was done to start things moving.
"Endurance Test" by Alan Douglas
He will soon get to the bottom of the whole affair, then woe betide the practical joker!
"Ghosts I Have Seen" by Violet Tweedale
But he kept to the last his character of practical joker, and his alliance with his grim little cousins, the Lyktgubhe and the Kludde.
"Brownies and Bogles" by Louise Imogen Guiney
The Mule is not much of a joker himself; but as a victim of practical jokes, fine, funny or chestnutty, he has become widely celebrated.
"The Army Mule and Other War Sketches" by Henry A. Castle
Now, old Dad was one of the worst practical jokers in the West.
"Tales from the X-bar Horse Camp" by Will C. Barnes
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In news:

A self described practical joker, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Class of 2014 pitcher Colton Hock also gets it done on the mound.
Brian, the genius at video games, Brad the practical joker and the lovelorn Matt work to save their friend Amber from Dick, a bully with sexual issues.
Practical joker 's 'shark' creates a scene in Massachusetts.
A practical joker apparently took advantage of recent shark sightings in the area.
April Fool 's Day is here, so get ready for apps that help practical jokers make the best of this holiday.
Joker Phillip's last practice.
Kentucky head football coach Joker Phillips wished a Happy Thanksgiving to his players during the last team practice on campus in Lexington, Ky. On Thursday Nov 22, 2012.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. UK coach Joker Phillips named sophomore Max Smith his starting quarterback as practice ended Monday.
After Kentucky football practice Tuesday, Joker Phillips spoke publicly for the first time since being fired on Sunday.
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