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jape

 (jāp)
v. japed, jap·ing, japes
v.intr.
To joke or quip.
v.tr.
To make sport of.
n.
A joke or quip.

[Middle English japen, probably from Old French japer, to yap, chatter, nag, of imitative origin.]

jap′er n.
jap′er·y n.

jape

(dʒeɪp)
n
a jest or joke
vb
to joke or jest (about)
[C14: perhaps from Old French japper to bark, yap, of imitative origin]
ˈjaper n
ˈjapery n
ˈjapingly adv

jape

(dʒeɪp)

v. japed, jap•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to jest; joke; gibe.
v.t.
2. to mock or make fun of.
n.
3. a joke; jest.
4. a trick or practical joke.
[1300–50; Middle English]
jap′er, n.
jap′er•y, n.
jap′ing•ly, adv.

jape


Past participle: japed
Gerund: japing

Imperative
jape
jape
Present
I jape
you jape
he/she/it japes
we jape
you jape
they jape
Preterite
I japed
you japed
he/she/it japed
we japed
you japed
they japed
Present Continuous
I am japing
you are japing
he/she/it is japing
we are japing
you are japing
they are japing
Present Perfect
I have japed
you have japed
he/she/it has japed
we have japed
you have japed
they have japed
Past Continuous
I was japing
you were japing
he/she/it was japing
we were japing
you were japing
they were japing
Past Perfect
I had japed
you had japed
he/she/it had japed
we had japed
you had japed
they had japed
Future
I will jape
you will jape
he/she/it will jape
we will jape
you will jape
they will jape
Future Perfect
I will have japed
you will have japed
he/she/it will have japed
we will have japed
you will have japed
they will have japed
Future Continuous
I will be japing
you will be japing
he/she/it will be japing
we will be japing
you will be japing
they will be japing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been japing
you have been japing
he/she/it has been japing
we have been japing
you have been japing
they have been japing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been japing
you will have been japing
he/she/it will have been japing
we will have been japing
you will have been japing
they will have been japing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been japing
you had been japing
he/she/it had been japing
we had been japing
you had been japing
they had been japing
Conditional
I would jape
you would jape
he/she/it would jape
we would jape
you would jape
they would jape
Past Conditional
I would have japed
you would have japed
he/she/it would have japed
we would have japed
you would have japed
they would have japed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jape - a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughterjape - a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
humor, wit, witticism, wittiness, humour - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
gag line, punch line, tag line, laugh line - the point of a joke or humorous story
howler, sidesplitter, thigh-slapper, wow, belly laugh, riot, scream - a joke that seems extremely funny
blue joke, blue story, dirty joke, dirty story - an indelicate joke
ethnic joke - a joke at the expense of some ethnic group
funny, funny remark, funny story, good story - an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line); "she told a funny story"; "she made a funny"
in-joke - a joke that is appreciated only by members of some particular group of people
one-liner - a one-line joke
shaggy dog story - a long rambling joke whose humor derives from its pointlessness
sick joke - a joke in bad taste
sight gag, visual joke - a joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie)

jape

noun
Words or actions intended to excite laughter or amusement:
Informal: funny, gag.
Slang: ha-ha.
Translations

jape

[dʒeɪp] Nburla f

jape

(old)
nSpaß m, (Aus also) → Spass m, → Scherz m; (= trick)Streich m