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poke fun

verb phrase

To tease; jape; mock (1840+)

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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  • Well now, if you'll promise not to laugh or poke fun at me, I'll up and tell.

    The Gold Brick Ann S. Stephens
  • There are some persons at whom it is not safe to poke fun and Colonel Bull is one.

    The Hilltop Boys Cyril Burleigh
  • The doctor had one annoying habit—imagined he had the right to poke fun at everybody simply because he was a doctor.

    In a German Pension Katherine Mansfield
  • The Lacedaemonians were unkind enough to poke fun at these unfortunates.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • He did love to poke fun (or what he conceived fun) at fair, fat and forty.

    Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham

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