verb (used without object), japed, jap·ing.
verb (used with object), japed, jap·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM japejaper, nounjap·er·y, nounjap·ing·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for jape
It was clearly meant to be a sycophantic gesture, but the jape backfired like a blocked Victorian shotgun.Royal Cover-Up as Prince of Wales Shoots Owl (In 1896)|Tom Sykes|February 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The wink and gasp of Angus Jones as that flagrant vintage seared his throat ended the gentle jape as far as I was concerned.
It made a new game for him, you see, amusing and rather flattering as well, the kind of a jape he was all too apt at.
One of the smoking-room humorists mocked his accent and ventured a crude jape.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes