In China, a joke that funny by virtue of being not actually funny at all. The name comes from the fact that when one hears a cold joke, he shivers in terror instead of laughing because the joke is so bad. From Mandarin Chinese, "leng xiao hua."
An example of a cold joke: "There was a hide and seek club at my high school. The president still hasn't been found."
by powpow April 13, 2007
started by Taiwanese, but got popular in many Chinese spoken areas. It means some joke with sense of awkward humor. This kind of joke is funny because it's really not funny.
by UPenn Legend July 14, 2009