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sick joke

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sick joke

noun phrase

A joke with a grimly morbid tone or point; a nasty sort of jape: Wouldn't it be a sick joke if I got something without understanding the financial underpinnings (1959+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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sick joke

An anecdote intended to be humorous but actually in very bad taste, as in His stories turn out to be sick jokes about people who are handicapped in some way. [ ; mid-1900s ]
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