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Friday, April 01, 2005

Definitions for jape

  1. A joke or jest.
  2. A trick or prank.
  3. To joke; to jest.

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Citations for jape
One elderly Englishman, complete with tweed suit and cane, japed to a passport control officer: "We're not all hooligans you know." Mike Underwood, Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
He tried to defuse each petty crisis with a merry jape and spend each day with a life-affirming and reasonably up tempo alt. country song in his heart. Chris Priestley, New Statesman
Origin of jape
Jape comes from Middle English, probably from Old French japer, "to yap, to chatter."