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synonyms for practical joke

  • prank
  • antic
  • caper
  • escapade
  • espieglerie
  • fool's errand
  • frolic
  • gag
  • high jinks
  • mischievous trick
  • monkeyshines
  • shenanigans
  • stunt
  • tomfoolery
  • trick
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How to use practical joke in a sentence

These practical demonstrations occurred usually in the opening enthusiasm of the term.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
As the weeks wore on, the pretence of practical teaching was quietly dropped, and we crammed our science out of the text-book.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
The patriarchal decree of the government was a good deal of a joke on the plains, anyway—except when you were caught defying it!
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Mr. Crow was rocking back and forth on his perch, for a joke—on anybody except himself—always delighted him.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
Well, thinks I, this is no joke sure, at this lick I'll have family enuff to do me in a few years.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
"I don't think that's a very good joke," said the disappointed little boy.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
It has a training value entirely apart‌ from its practical value in that case.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
The latter is a square-faced practical man, who is looked up to as a species of oracle by all his friends.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Modified and amended as their system is in its practical application, it still largely conditions our outlook to-day.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
As regards Great Britain, the gold standard is yet preserved for all practical purposes.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
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WORDS RELATED TO PRACTICAL JOKE

  • escapade
  • gag
  • gambol
  • high jinks
  • hop
  • hot foot
  • jest
  • joke
  • jump
  • leap
  • mischief
  • monkeyshines
  • practical joke
  • prank
  • put on
  • revel
  • rib
  • rollick
  • shenanigan
  • sport
  • stunt
  • tomfoolery
  • trick
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