HyperDic: practical_joke

English > 1 sense of the expression practical joke:
NOUNactpractical jokea prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish)
English > practical joke: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA prank or trick played on a person (especially one intended to make the victim appear foolish).
NarrowerApril foolA practical joke or trick played on the first day of April
hotfootA practical joke that involves inserting a match surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe and then lighting it
ragA boisterous practical joke (especially by college students)
snipe huntAn elaborate practical joke in which the unsuspecting victim hunts a snipe and is typically left in the dark holding a bag and waiting for the snipe to run into it
Broaderantic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-onA ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
Spanishbrega, broma pesada, chasco, chueca, jugarreta, pega, tártago, tiro, trastada, zumba
Catalanbefa, broma, burla, derisió, escarniment, escarni, escarn, escarnot, irrisió, ludibri, mala passada, rifada, trufa

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