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Meaning of JAPE

Pronunciation:  jeyp

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a humorous anecdote or remark

JAPE is a 4 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: gag, jest, joke, laugh, wheeze, yak
 See Also: belly laugh, blue joke, blue story, dirty joke, dirty story, ethnic joke, funny story, gag line, good story, howler, humor, humour, in-joke, laugh line, one-liner, punch line, riot, scream, shaggy dog story, sick joke, sidesplitter, sight gag, tag line, thigh-slapper, visual joke, wit, witticism, wittiness, wow



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.] --Chaucer.
  2. \Jape\, v. t.
    To mock; to trick. --Chaucer.
          I have not been putting a jape upon you. --Sir W.
          The coy giggle of the young lady to whom he has
          imparted his latest merry jape.          --W. Besant.
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