40 Best Jokes About Turning 40 — Best Life (2024)

You might be staring down your 40th birthday like it's the barrel of a gun, but turning the big 4-0 shouldn't be all doom and gloom. By now you've probably got a fairly good grasp on who you are. You know who your real friends are, and you've finally found somebody who will reliably give you a decent haircut. Things are looking up!

Now that your mood has been bolstered, it's time to have a laugh at your own expense. Take the edge off of any upcoming birthday jitters with a few 40th birthday jokes about finally getting to the top of (and going over) the hill. So read on, and enjoy! And if you'd like some more age-appropriate humor, check out 50 Dad Jokes So Bad They're Actually Hilarious.

1

40 is when the phone rings on Saturday night…

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And you hope it isn't for you!

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2

A doctor says to his patient…

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"You have the body of a 20-year-old … but you should return it. You're stretching it all out of shape!"

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3

No woman should have kids after 40.

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Really, 40 kids is more than enough!

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4

"Life really does begin at forty."

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"Up until then, you are just doing research." — Carl Jung

5

You know you're getting old…

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When the candles cost more than the cake!

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6

"An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have."

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"The older she gets the more interested he is in her." — Agatha Christie

7

40 is when your body…

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Gives your brain a list of things it's not going to do anymore!

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8

They say that age is all in the mind.

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The trick is to keep it from creeping down to the rest of your body!

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9

Forty isn't old.

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If you're a tree!

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10

What goes up, but doesn't come down?

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Your age!

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11

It's an awful thing to grow old alone.

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My wife hasn't had a birthday in six years!

12

"It's great to have grey hair.

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"Ask anyone who's bald!" — Rodney Dangerfield

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13

It's a cruel irony that when you get to be two times the age of a 20-year-old…

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You only have half the metabolism!

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14

My wife never lies about her age.

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She just tells everyone she's as old as me. Then she lies about my age!

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15

After you turn 40…

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Every time you suck in your gut, your ankles swell!

16

Be an optimist when people call you middle-aged.

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At least you're not end-aged!

17

Wishing you a warm and bright 40th birthday.

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It couldn't be any other way with that many candles on your cake.

18

In your 20s: dress like you're on the catwalk.

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In your 40s: dress like you walk cats!

19

Regular naps prevent old age.

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Especially if you take them while driving!

20

40 is the perfect age.

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You're old enough to recognize your mistakes, but young enough to make some more!

21

Don't let aging get you down.

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It's too hard to get up again!

22

Happy 39th birthday again!

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Here's hoping it's as good as last year's was!

23

In dog years…

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I'm dead!

24

40 is when you finally get your head together…

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And your body has other ideas.

25

When you're 40 you have so much to look forward to.

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Like a little peace and quiet when the kids move out!

26

Remember where you've been.

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But forget where you're going. It will only scare you!

27

People don't turn 40.

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They turn 39.95 plus shipping and handling!

28

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday…

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But never remembers her age!

29

You know you're getting old…

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When you have more candles on your cake than friends at your birthday party!

30

If you don't get any respect when you're 40…

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It means you're also a parent!

31

At 40, your idea of weight lifting…

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Is standing up!

32

Birthdays are good for you.

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The more you have, the longer you live!

33

The best years of a woman's life…

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Are the 10 years between 39 and 40!

34

You can't be young forever.

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But immaturity lasts a lifetime!

35

"The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly…"

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"And lie about your age." — Lucille Ball.

36

I'm not 40.

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I'm 18 with 22 years of experience!

37

"Life begins at 40."

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"But so do fallen arches, rheumatism, faulty eyesight, and the tendency to tell a story to the same person, three or four times." — Helen Rowland

38

"The 'I just woke up' face of your 30's…"

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"is the 'all day long' face of your 40's." — Libby Reid

39

You've got everything I had 20 years ago.

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Except now it's all lower.

40

On your 40th Birthday, you might feel old.

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You might be right!

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