knock-knock joke

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Etymology[edit]

knock-knock + joke

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Noun[edit]

Examples
  • Knock knock.
  • Who's there?
  • Judith.
  • Judith who?
  • Judith like me becauthe I have a lithp? (ie, Do you dislike me because I have a lisp?)

knock-knock joke (plural knock-knock jokes)

  1. One of a class of childish jokes told as a dialog, and usually including a pun, in the following form:
    "Knock knock."
    "Who's there?"
    (The teller of the joke says a name.)
    (The person to whom the joke isn't being told repeats the name, followed by "who?")
    (The teller of the joke says a pun based on the name.)

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