Synonyms for joking

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"I think more of the sorrows of Sir Condy," says my master, joking like.

Arthur was not inclined for joking; the affair perplexed him in no ordinary degree.

Joking is undignified; that is why it is so good for one's soul.

Miss G. You're joking,—and I believe, sir, you're not over and above sober.

I was just joking about how you never get over thinking I'm a little boy.

They came in laughing, joking boisterously, wondering about the schooner.

That confounded Young Cassis, one never knows whether he is joking or not.

And although some of you may think that I am joking, I declare that I will tell you the entire truth.

With Dr. Goll she was in heaven, and with him there was no joking.

I should have thought him joking, but Oddity was never guilty of a joke in his life.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, "to make a joke," from Latin iocari "to jest, joke," from iocus (see joke (n.)). Related: Joked; joking.

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nounjoking around
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