2. laughingstock, butt, goat, SI. laugh, figure of fun, game, fair game, April fool, Fr. poisson d'avril.
3. (in negative constructions) trifle, paltry matter, triviality, Inf. hill of beans.
4. child's play, SI. picnic, Inf. snap, SI. cinch, SI. lead-pipe cinch. -v. 5. tell jokes, crack jokes, deadpan, crack wise, wisecrack, quip, jest, SI. josh, make merry with; clown around, play the clown, make faces; horse around, fool around, Inf. cut up, kid around; caper, gambol, sport, frolic.
6. tease, twit, Inf. kid, spoof. See - jest (def. 4).
joker, n. 1. humorist, comic, comedian, Inf. card, Inf. character, funnyman; jester, wag, droll; clown, Joey, mime, zany, Archaic, antic; buffoon, Inf. cutup, Inf life of the party; stand-up comic, Milton Berle, Phyllis Diller; quipster, wit, punster, gagman, epigrammist, banterer, wisecracker, SI. kibitzer; prankster, practical joker, SI. kidder, spoofer.
2. catch, SI. catch-22, SI. hooker, hitch; rub, impediment, drawback, snag, hindrance; pitfall, trap, snare; hidden clause, codicil, rider, fine or small print, Disparaging, nigger in the woodpile, something rotten in the state of Denmark, curve ball.
3. trick, hoax, ruse, subterfuge, artifice, gambit; sleight-of-hand, machination, Inf. fast one; expedient, contrivance.
4. chap, guy, fellow, Brit. SI. cove, SI. bastard, SI. mamzer; wiseguy, wiseacre, smart aleck, smarty.
jollity, n. 1. gaiety, gayness, merriness, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, joviality, jocundity, jolliness, glee, gleefulness, mirth, mirthfulness, good or high spirits, Rare, heyday; frolicsomeness, friskiness, playfulness; jubilancy, jubilance, jubilation, buoyancy, light-heartedness, blitheness, blithesomeness, elation, good mood.
jollities merriment, merrymaking, rejoicing, jollification, frolic, fun, Brit. Inf. mafficking, Brit. holiday-making, gay or jolly time; fun and games, sport, romp, spree, escapade, Inf goings-on, Inf. whoopee, SI. high jinks, Inf. skylarking, revelry, revels, carousal, wassail, high old time, conviviality, party spirit; festivity, festivities, party, celebration, gala, fete, jubilee, jamboree, charivari, Inf. shivaree, Inf shindig, Inf do, SI. bash, SI. wing-ding, SI. blowout.
jolly, adj. 1. gay, joyous, joyful, jocund, riant, jubilant, cock-a-hoop; merry, mirthful, gleeful, cheerful, cheery, bright, sunny, happy, glad; buoyant, lighthearted, blithe, blithesome, elated, exuberant, in good or high spirits, in fine or high feather, in a good mood; frolicsome, frisky, sportive, playful, prankish, coltish, full of fun, Scot. daft; convivial, hearty, waggish, jovial, jocose, jocular, effervescent, bubbly, full of life.
2. festive, festful, party, celebrative, holiday, fun; rollicking, gregarious, hilarious, lively, spirited, animated, SI. whoop-it-up.
jolt, v. 1. jar, shake, jostle, jog, joggle, nudge; shove, push, elbow, butt; hit, strike, bump into, bang into, skim into, collide with.
2. astonish, astound, amaze, SI. blow one's mind; surprise, startle, scare, frighten; shock, stun, dum-found, daze, stupefy, knock out, Boxing, k.o.
3. shake or shake up, discompose, disconcert, disquiet, perturb, disturb, upset, agitate.
4. interrupt, break in on, barge in on, intrude, push or force one's way into, push or stick one's nose into, pry, meddle, interfere.
5. start, jump, twitch, jerk; pluck, tug, pull, yank; jog, jostle, shake, joggle, jiggle; jounce, bounce,