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v. japed, jap·ing, japes
To joke or quip.
To make sport of.
A joke or quip.
[Middle English japen, probably from Old French japer, to yap, chatter, nag, of imitative origin.]
a jest or joke
to joke or jest (about)
[C14: perhaps from Old French japper to bark, yap, of imitative origin]
v. japed, jap•ing,
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]
Past participle: japed
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|Noun||1.||jape - 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
howler, sidesplitter, thigh-slapper, wow, belly laugh, riot, scream - a joke that seems extremely funny
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