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A specific type of single line dry humor that is primarily used by fathers.

The Dad Joke is a pejorative term to describe a corny or predictable joke, typically a pun. Generally inoffensive, Dad Jokes are traditionally told by fathers among family, either with sincere humorous intent, or to intentionally provoke a negative reaction.

It is important to note that said antidotes and jokes are unrelated to those intended to be about fathers; rather, the Dad Joke is a single line of irony or direct correlated humor, created by and demonstrated by the father, or dad, himself.

An example of one of the most common Dad Jokes is as follows: A child will say to the dad, "I am hungry," to which the dad will reply, "Hi, Hungry, I am Dad." Many Dad Jokes are considered to be anti-jokes, deriving humor from an intentionally unfunny punchline.

Term Origination: The Dad Joke has been the cause of much controversy throughout the decades since origination. A man in Florida was actually banned from Walt Disney World due to the use of a Dad Joke. Bernard Lakritz is credited as being the originator of the Dad Joke in 1949 with the term spreading into general use, receiving mentions in Australian quiz show Spicks And Specks, and American sitcom How I Met Your Mother.

References In The Media:

Father's Day: In Praise Of Dad Jokes
10 Best Dad Jokes Ahead Of Father's Day

Spicks & Specks - Dad Jokes

Not A Father's Day
Even Jesus Told A Great Dad Joke
Dad Jokes On Reddit
"That was a horrible Dad Joke!"

"Stop Dad Joking!"

"No Dad Jokes allowed."

"Oh, no, is dad telling more Dad Jokes?"
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An indescribably cheesy and/or dumb joke made by a father to his children.
Daughter: Dad, we should go back soon.
Dad: Why?
Daughter: I'm hungry.
Dad: Hi hungry, I'm dad!
Daughter: Shut up with the dad jokes, they aren't funny!
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A joke which makes son and or family member face palm because of how simple it is
Son: "i'm tired" Dad: "hello tired, I'm dad - Omg nice dad joke
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An embarassingly bad joke. Often demonstrated during wedding or 18th/21st Birthday Speeches.
Situation: You've just had a hair cut.
Dad Joke: What happened to you son? Had a run-in with a lawn mower?!
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Style of joke often limited to the dads of the world because anyone else would be able to see how embarrassing the punch-line and response will be.
>You know what a wok is don't you?
>(flatly) What dad?
>It's what you throw at a wabbit when you don't have a wifle. Hur hur hur.
>Ugh. Dad joke.
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A joke that has little or no humour.
Person 1: What do you call fake spaghetti?
An impasta.
Person 2: Dude, that's such a dad joke.
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Jokes that are only funny when dads say them. A dad joke is a one of a kind type of joke.
"Dad, I'm hungry!"
"Hi Hungry I'm Dad. Dad jokes"
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