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Joke vs. Gig — What's the Difference?

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Joke

A joke is a display of humour in which words are used within a specific and well-defined narrative structure to make people laugh and is usually not meant to be taken seriously. It takes the form of a story, usually with dialogue, and ends in a punch line.
Jun 01, 2022

Gig

A light, two-wheeled carriage drawn by one horse.
Jun 01, 2022

Joke

Something said or done to evoke laughter or amusement, especially an amusing story with a punch line.
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Gig

A long light ship's boat, usually reserved for use by the ship's captain.
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Joke

A mischievous trick; a prank
Played a joke on his roommate.
Jun 01, 2022
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Gig

A fast light rowboat.
Jun 01, 2022

Joke

Something that is of ludicrously poor quality
Their delivery service is a joke.
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Gig

An object that whirls.
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Joke

Something not to be taken seriously; a triviality
The accident was no joke.
Jun 01, 2022

Gig

(Games)A three-digit selection in a numbers game.
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Joke

An object of amusement or laughter; a laughingstock
His loud tie was the joke of the office.
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Gig

An arrangement of barbless hooks that is dragged through a school of fish to hook them in their bodies.
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Joke

To tell or play jokes; jest.
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Gig

A pronged spear for fishing or catching frogs.
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Joke

To speak in fun; be facetious
You have to be joking.
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Gig

A demerit given in the military.
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Joke

To say or write as a joke.
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Gig

A job, especially a booking for musicians.
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Joke

An amusing story.
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Gig

A gigabyte.
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Joke

Something said or done for amusement, not in seriousness.
It was a joke!
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Gig

To ride in a gig.
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Joke

(figuratively) The root cause or main issue, especially an unexpected one
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Gig

To fish for or catch with a gig.
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Joke

(figuratively) A laughably worthless thing or person; a sham.
Your effort at cleaning your room is a joke.
The president was a joke.
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Gig

To catch a fish or frog with a gig.
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Joke

(figuratively) Something that is far easier or far less challenging than expected.
The final exam was a joke.
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Gig

To give a military demerit to.
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Joke

(intransitive) To do or say something for amusement rather than seriously.
I didn’t mean what I said — I was only joking.
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Gig

To work as a musician
"gigging weekends as a piano player in the ski joints" (Joel Oppenheimer).
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Joke

(intransitive, followed by with) To dupe in a friendly manner for amusement; to mess with, play with.
Relax, man, I'm just joking with you.
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Gig

Originally (music), a performing engagement by a musician or musical group; a job or role for a performer.
Hey, when are we gonna get that hotel gig again?
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Joke

To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally.
To joke a comrade
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Gig

(by extension) Any job, especially one that is freelance or temporary, or done on an on-demand basis.
I had this gig as a file clerk but it wasn’t my style so I left.
That guy’s got a great gig over at the bike shop. He hardly works all day.
Jun 01, 2022

Joke

Something said for the sake of exciting a laugh; something witty or sportive (commonly indicating more of hilarity or humor than jest); a jest; a witticism; as, to crack good-natured jokes.
And gentle dullness ever loves a joke.
Or witty joke our airy senses movesTo pleasant laughter.
Jun 01, 2022

Gig

A demerit received for some infraction of a military deportment or dress code.
I received gigs for having buttons of my uniform undone.
Jun 01, 2022

Joke

Something not said seriously, or not actually meant; something done in sport.
Inclose whole downs in walls, 't is all a joke.
Jun 01, 2022

Gig

Clipping of gigabyte
This picture is almost a gig; don’t you want to resize it?
My new computer has over 500 gigs of hard drive space.
Jun 01, 2022

Joke

To make merry with; to make jokes upon; to rally; to banter; as, to joke a comrade.
Jun 01, 2022

Gig

Any unit of measurement having the SI prefix giga-.
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Joke

To do something for sport, or as a joke; to be merry in words or actions; to jest.
He laughed, shouted, joked, and swore.
Jun 01, 2022

Gig

(obsolete) A top which is made to spin by tying a piece of string around it and then throwing it so that the string unwinds rapidly; a whipping-top.
Jun 01, 2022

Joke

A humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter;
He told a very funny joke
He knows a million gags
Thanks for the laugh
He laughed unpleasantly at hisown jest
Even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
Jun 01, 2022

Gig

)|archaic|or|dialectal}} A person with an odd appearance; also, a foolish person.
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Joke

Activity characterized by good humor
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Gig

Senses relating to enjoyment.
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Joke

A ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
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Gig

Fun; frolics.
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Joke

A triviality not to be taken seriously;
I regarded his campaign for mayor as a joke
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Gig

(obsolete) A fanciful impulse; a whim; also, a joke.
Jun 01, 2022

Joke

Tell a joke; speak humorously;
He often jokes even when he appears serious
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Gig

Senses relating to vehicles.
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Joke

Act in a funny or teasing way
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Gig

(watercraft)
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Gig

A two-wheeled carriage drawn by a single horse.
Jun 01, 2022

Gig

(obsolete) A frivolous, playful, or wanton young woman; a giglet or giglot.
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Gig

(fishing) fishgig or {{en}}.
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Gig

(transitive)
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Gig

(music) To play (a musical instrument) at a gig.
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Gig

To impose a demerit (on someone) for an infraction of a military deportment or dress code.
His sergeant gigged him for an unmade bunk.
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Gig

(intransitive)
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Gig

To engage in a musical performance, act in a theatre production, etc.
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Gig

(by extension) To work at any job, especially one that is freelance or temporary, or done on an on-demand basis.
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Gig

(transitive) To make a joke, often condescendingly, at the expense of (someone); to make fun of.
His older cousin was just gigging him about being in love with that girl from school.
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Gig

(intransitive) Sometimes followed by it: to ride in a horse]].
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Gig

(transitive) To spear (fish, etc.) with a gig or fizgig.
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Gig

(intransitive) To catch or fish with a gig or fizgig.
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Gig

A fiddle.
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Gig

A kind of spear or harpoon. See Fishgig.
Jun 01, 2022

Gig

A playful or wanton girl; a giglot.
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Gig

A top or whirligig; any little thing that is whirled round in play.
Thou disputest like an infant; go, whip thy gig.
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Gig

A light carriage, with one pair of wheels, drawn by one horse; a kind of chaise.
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Gig

A long, light rowboat, generally clinkerbuilt, and designed to be fast; a boat appropriated to the use of the commanding officer; as, the captain's gig.
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Gig

A rotatory cylinder, covered with wire teeth or teasels, for teaseling woolen cloth.
Jun 01, 2022

Gig

A job for a specified, usually short period of time; - used especially for the temporary engagements of an entertainer, such as a jazz musician or a rock group; as, a one-week gig in Las Vegas.
Jun 01, 2022

Gig

To engender.
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Gig

To fish with a gig.
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Gig

Long and light rowing boat; especially for racing
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Gig

An implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
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Gig

A cluster of hooks (without barbs) that is drawn through a school of fish to hook their bodies; used when fish are not biting
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Gig

Tender that is a light ship's boat; often for personal use of captain
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Gig

Small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood
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Gig

A booking for musicians;
They played a gig in New Jersey
Jun 01, 2022

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