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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.]
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old-fashioned joking or playing tricks
an act of joking or jesting
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