japer


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

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.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Proud Brummies: Carl Chinn, Japer Carrott, Adrian Chiles, Ozzy Osbourne.
The most obvious meaning of the dance is that it is a symbolic representation and mocking parody of the literal cuckolds in the play, who are right there in front of the dancers: Sir Japer Fidget and Pinchwife; and, though he is not yet married, Sparkish has an honorary position in this group, having forced Harcourt into his fiancee's arms.
11 nights' accommodation at good quality hotels in Toronto (3 nts), Montreal (2 nts), Banff (2 nts), Japer (1 nt), Sun Peaks (1 nt), Vancouver (2 nts) & Whistler (1 nt) ?
11 nights' accommodation at good quality hotels in Toronto (3 nights), Montreal (2 nts), Banff (2 nts), Japer (1 nt), Sun Peaks (1 nt) and Vancouver (2 nights) ?