Definition of knee-slapper in English:

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North American informal
An uproariously funny joke.
Example sentences
  • We had many scenes that were not knee-slappers, but in between takes he would have me laughing so hard that I could relax.
  • Though this could easily be the elaborate set up for one of your dad's dinner-table knee-slappers, this is the true-to-life plot of a theatrical venture called Oh No, A Condo!
  • There are plenty of smiles and quite a few knee-slappers.



Example sentences
  • At this point, the entire kitchen erupted in knee-slapping laughter.
  • What follows is a rare thing: a masterful Shakespearean spin-off - smart, fast moving, and littered with knee-slapping references to the original.
  • And despite the fact that there are lots of chuckles in The Ladykillers, there is nothing new or hilarious enough to inspire a knee-slapping good time.

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Syllabification: knee-slap·per

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