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one-liner

[wuhn-lahy-ner] /ˈwʌnˈlaɪ nər/
noun
1.
a brief joke or amusing remark.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70, Americanism; one line + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for oneliner

one-liner

noun
1.
(informal) a short joke or witty remark or riposte
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Word Origin and History for oneliner

one-liner

n.

"short joke, witty remark," 1969, from one + line.

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Slang definitions & phrases for oneliner

one-liner

noun

A quick joke or quip; a funny observation; wisecrack: a new neighbor who exchanges one-liners with Lianna in the laundry room (1964+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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