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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jape  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jape  \Jape\,  v.  t. 
  To  mock;  to  trick.  --Chaucer. 
 
  I  have  not  been  putting  a  jape  upon  you  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  The  coy  giggle  of  the  young  lady  to  whom  he  has 
  imparted  his  latest  merry  jape.  --W.  Besant. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jape 
  n  :  a  humorous  anecdote  or  remark  [syn:  {joke},  {gag},  {laugh}, 
  {jest},  {yak},  {wheeze}] 




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