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Definition of gallows humour noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gallows humour

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌɡæləʊz ˈhjuːmə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡæloʊz ˈhjuːmər//
 
(especially US English gallows humor) [uncountable]
 
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jokes about unpleasant things like death