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sick joke

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Noun

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sick joke

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  1. (idiomatic) A joke which is in poor taste, especially one which depicts as amusing a situation which the listener considers to be tragic or disgusting.
    • 1961 "One-Man Who's Who" (review of The Great Impostor), Time, 3 Mar.,
      He is a disturbed man, and no matter how cheerfully the moviemaker tells it, The Great Impostor is a sick joke. Like most sick jokes, it isn't funny.

References

  • "sick joke" in the Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

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