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[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+)


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