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Definition of Jape

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joke, trick, tease; mock
joke, trick, act of mischief
Jape Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Chaucer's Middle English Glossary
noun, sg. trick, joke
Jape Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To mock; to trick.
(v. i.)
To jest; to play tricks; to jeer.
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\jape\ (?), v. i. [prob. from the same source as gab,influenced by f. japper to yelp. see gab to deceive.] to jest; to play tricks; to jeer. [obs.]
\jape\, v. t. to mock; to trick. i have not been putting a jape upon you. w. scott. the coy giggle of the young lady to whom he has imparted his latest merry jape. besant.
n : a humorous anecdote or remark [syn: joke, gag, laugh, jest, yak, wheeze]

To joke or quip.

jape tr.verb

To make sport of.

jape noun

A joke or quip
WordNet 2.0

1. 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 hisown jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
(synonym) joke, gag, laugh, jest
(hypernym) wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness
(hyponym) belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riot
(part-meronym) punch line, laugh line, gag line, tag line
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Jape is a synonym of joke.

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