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This paper, examines the features of the doctor jokes and questiones if the doctor jokes can be considered as a "genre". It is seen that doctor jokes has been formed in daily language but not in medical jargon. Subjects like sexuality, the criticism of health institutions and dialogues between doctors and lunatic patients constitute the humorous content of the jokes. It could hardly be said that there is a doctor "stereotype" in doctor jokes, because there are many different doctor portraits in these jokes. In conclusion, doctor jokes can not be regarded as a specific genre, but rather they imply the whole context of doctors and hospitals.