Definitions

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  • n. A joke whose humour arises from its subversion of the usual conventions of humour.

Etymologies

meta- +‎ joke (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The cyclical nature of history in this universe is more than just a metajoke about the existence of the original series — the epic size and scope of the universe gave the show an expansive depth that it almost completely squandered in the hermetic middle seasons.

    On The ‘Who’s The Final Cylon?’ Hour « Gerry Canavan

  • But fewer people are willing to travel long distances to participate in a weak metajoke that most media types would imagine.

    Forum: News/Activism

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