Definition of standing joke in English:

standing joke

Syllabification: stand·ing joke


  • Something that regularly causes amusement or provokes ridicule.
    More example sentences
    • That last bit is a standing joke aimed at her mother.
    • One of the standing jokes through this book is Yanofsky's terrible track record.
    • It's a standing joke that the more morphine I took, the more visually exciting it got.

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