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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.]

jap′er n.
jap′er·y n.
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Johnson calculatedly ruffles his hair for the TV cameras to distract from his hardline ideological Toryism by attempting to appear a jolly japer.
" Al-Yusufi added that Japer's escape "is part of the victory of the anti-aggression forces, as he (Jaber) moved to his real place in the aggression countries." He denied Jabir's allegation that the power centers in Sanaa are wrestling among themselves.
In fact, he had conspired against her relationship with Jasper from the beginning, first by intercepting Eleanor's Christmas love letter to her beau and burning it, and then following that up by calling Japer's father and bribing him to sell out his son to the reporter who was going to expose his dark past.
In addition, the six consumers to have won the JBL Bluetooth speaker are Japer Ali Said al Nassri, Sajan Podimattam, Rajesh P S, Mohammed Javed Iqbal, Hajer and Faraz.
The Blue Eagles found themselves in a precarious position after the Tamaraws took a 75-72 lead off Japer Parker's free throws with 14.2 seconds to play in regulation.
Cwmbran fly fisherman Roger Jones also returned 20 fish while Japer van Dalen used various coloured buzzers to catch and release 19 rainbows.
The incident in San Pascual came a week after 41 female students of Japer Memorial School in Barangay Catalina in Sagbayan town were also reported to have been possessed by evil spirits.
MIKE Warren-Madden of Crackpot Cottage, Brockley (it's on the border between Brockholes and Honley) is a man of many attributes: inventor, innovator, joker, japer and champion tripe eater.