japing


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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.

japing

(ˈdʒeɪpɪŋ)
n
old-fashioned joking or playing tricks
n
an act of joking or jesting