poke fun

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poke fun (third-person singular simple present pokes fun, present participle poking fun, simple past and past participle poked fun)

  1. To subject (someone) to laughter or ridicule.
    • 1915, L. Frank Baum, The Scarecrow of Oz:
      Trot laughed, but Cap'n Bill thought the little man was poking fun at him and so he scowled upon Pessim in a way that showed he was angry