Definitions for: Jape

[n] a humorous anecdote or remark

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

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

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