Johnny Depp still knows how to make his fans laugh ... cracking a joke about his disfigured hand -- the one with that missing chunk -- following his big win in court.
Johnny was signing a bunch of autographs Thursday night in Newcastle, England when he leaned down to one of the kids in the crowd, pointed at their hand, and had a laugh comparing the number of fingers they have.
"You have five, I have four and seven-eighths. Mad."
Of course, he's joking about his own claim, and trial testimony, that Amber Heard sliced off a good chunk of his finger with a vodka bottle while fighting in Australia.
Johnny's been all smiles since the jury awarded him just over $10 mil in damages ... saying it feels like they "gave me my life back." While he's staying tight-lipped when talking to his fans about the verdict, he admits he's still reeling from it.