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poke fun at

Definition of poke fun at in English:

Tease or make fun of.
Example sentences
  • I had been out to since sixth grade, not to my family of course, and had had my share of being teased and poked fun at but a few words dropped here and there and it was settled fast.
  • A send-up should be smarter than the films it pokes fun at, but that isn't the case here.
  • My middle name smacks of big slobbery dog jokes and yet my last name was the one kids poked fun at in school.
Synonyms
mock, make fun of, ridicule, laugh at, jeer at, sneer at, deride, scorn, scoff at, pillory, lampoon, tease, taunt, chaff, jibe at
informal send up, kid, rib, goof on
See parent entry: poke

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