Definitions

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  • v. To subject (someone) to laughter or ridicule.

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  • v. subject to laughter or ridicule

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Examples

  • It was easy enough to poke fun at Archbishop Thomson, Bishop W.lberforce, and Bishop Ellicott; Mr. Moody, and the Rev.W. Cattle, and the clergymen who write to the Guardian.

    Matthew Arnold

  • They weren’t what we in Chicago call “Lakefront Liberals” - the so-called Volvo-driving, latte-sipping, white-wine-drinking Democrats that Republicans love to poke fun at and might be expected to embrace a lost cause such as mine.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • In 2001 at the Gridiron Dinner, where political figures and journalists poke fun at themselves and one another, President George W. Bush acknowledged his habit of tripping over his tongue with the line You know that foot ’n’ mouth disease rampant in Europe?

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

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  • poke fun at something or somebody

    January 29, 2012