[wuhn-lahy-ner] /ˈwʌnˈlaɪ nər/
a brief joke or amusing remark.
(informal) a short joke or witty remark or riposte
“short joke, witty remark,” 1969, from one + line.
A quick joke or quip; a funny observation; wisecrack: a new neighbor who exchanges one-liners with Lianna in the laundry room (1964+)
- One-liner wars
games, programming A game popular among hackers who code in the language APL (see write-only language and line noise). The objective is to see who can code the most interesting and/or useful routine in one line of operators chosen from APL’s exceedingly hairy primitive set. A similar amusement was practiced among TECO hackers and is […]
[wuhn-luhng] /ˈwʌnˌlʌŋ/ adjective 1. having or equipped with only one lung. 2. Slang. (of an engine, automobile, etc.) having only one cylinder.
[wuhn-luhng-er] /ˈwʌnˈlʌŋ ər/ noun, Slang. 1. a one-cylinder internal-combustion engine.
[wuhn-man] /ˈwʌnˌmæn/ adjective 1. of or relating to, or operated, performed, or used by one person: a one-man office; a one-man band. 2. preferring or seeking romantic involvement with one man only: a one-man woman. adjective 1. consisting of or done by or for one man: a one-man band, a one-man show