Definition of gallows humour in English:

gallows humour

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[mass noun]
  • Grim and ironical humour in a desperate or hopeless situation.
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    • A grim sense of humour - gallows humour - marks journalists' description of their situation.
    • A 5-0 defeat and ridiculously inept performance meant he was a dead man walking and the supporters - sensing it - had indulged in grim gallows humour throughout that match.
    • It is dramatically quite daring and it has got plenty of colour and humour in it - gallows humour, if you like.

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