verb (used without object), japed, jap·ing.
verb (used with object), japed, jap·ing.
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Origin of jape
OTHER WORDS FROM japejaper, nounjap·er·y, nounjap·ing·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for jape
The Pardoner was so ready to tell some 'mirth or japes' that the more decent folks in the company try to repress him.Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales|Geoffrey Chaucer
The burgomaster, seeing that this day was the day for the fair of japes, would listen to them no longer.The Legend of Ulenspiegel|Charles de Coster
Richard, offended with Bertran, gave him a flick on the ear and sent him to the devil with his japes.The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay|Maurice Hewlett
She had always her smile to the side and her japes, and she looked to the warld.Foes|Mary Johnston