Sense of humor that arises from stressful, traumatic or life-threatening situations where death seems to be an inevitability. Different from black humor in that comments of this sort are made by the person/persons affected (i.e. about to die).
Emissary: We will block out the sun with our arrows.
Spartan (gallows humor here): Then we will fight in the shade.
by bobblehead bob March 10, 2007
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The art of making comedy in a situation of helplessness or hopelessness.

The only escape from your worthlessness in the world.
Man, my gallows humor was really showing today.
by Samsational Punlord October 21, 2019
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