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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun jape has 1 sense


japev. 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.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
japev. t. 
     To mock; to trick.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "I have not been putting a jape upon you."  [1913 Webster]
    "The coy giggle of the young lady to whom he has imparted his latest merry jape."  [1913 Webster]


jape, n. & v.
--n. a practical joke.
--v.intr. play a joke.

japery n.
ME: orig. uncert.



Parthian shot, back answer, badinage, banter, barrack, be merry with, belly laugh, blue story, caustic remark, chaff, comeback, crack, crack a joke, crack wise, cut, cut at, cutting remark, dig, dig at, dirty joke, dirty story, double entendre, drollery, dump, dump on, ethnic joke, exchange, fleer, fleer at, flout, foolery, fooling, fooling around, fun, funny story, gag, gibe, gibe at, gibing retort, give-and-take, good one, good story, good-natured banter, harmless teasing, haze, howler, jab, jab at, jeer, jest, jestbook, jive, joke, jolly, josh, kid, kid around, kidding, kidding around, laugh, leg-pull, make a funny, make fun, make fun of, mock, needle, panic, parting shot, persiflage, play, play on words, pleasantry, point, poke fun at, pooh, pooh-pooh, pun, put down, put on, put-down, put-on, quip, rag, rail at, raillery, rally, rallying, rank out, razz, revile, rib, rib tickler, ride, ridicule, riot, roast, rude reproach, scintillate, scoff, scoff at, scout, scream, scurrility, short answer, sick joke, sidesplitter, sight gag, slam, slap, slap at, sneer, sneer at, sparkle, sport, story, swipe, taunt, tease, twit, utter a mot, verbal thrust, visual joke, waggery, wheeze, wisecrack, witticism, wow, yak, yarn




N wit, humor, wittiness, sense of humor, attic wit, attic salt, atticism, salt, esprit, point, fancy, whim, drollery, pleasantry, farce, buffoonery, fooling, tomfoolery, shenanigan, harlequinade, broad farce, broad humor, fun, espieglerie, vis comica, jocularity, jocosity, jocoseness, facetiousness, waggery, waggishness, whimsicality, comicality, banter, badinage, retort, repartee, smartness, ready wit, quid- pro-quo, ridicule, jest, joke, jape, jibe, facetiae, levity, quips and cranks, capital joke, canorae nugae, standing jest, standing joke, private joke, conceit, quip, quirk, crank, quiddity, concetto, plaisanterie, brilliant idea, merry thought, bright thought, happy thought, sally, flash of wit, flash of merriment, scintillation, mot, mot pour rire, witticism, smart saying, bon-mot, jeu d'esprit, epigram, jest book, dry joke, quodlibet, cream of the jest, word-play, jeu de mots, play of words, play upon words, pun, punning, double entente, double entendre, quibble, verbal quibble, conundrum, anagram, acrostic, double acrostic, trifling, idle conceit, turlupinade, old joke, tired joke, flat joke, Joe Miller, witty, attic, quick-witted, nimble-witted, smart, jocular, jocose, humorous, facetious, waggish, whimsical, kidding, joking, puckish, playful, merry and wise, pleasant, sprightly, light, spirituel, sparkling, epigrammatic, full of point, ben trovato, comic, zany, madcap, funny, amusing, jokingly, in joke, in jest, in sport, in play, adhibenda est in jocando moderatio, gentle dullness ever loves a joke, leave this keen encounter of our wits, just joking, just kidding, surely you jest!.

VB joke, jest, crack a joke, make a joke, jape, cut jokes, perpetrate a joke, pun, perpetrate a pun, make fun of, make merry with, kid, kid around, fool around, set the table in a roar, retort, banter, ridentem dicere verum, joke at one's expense, take in jest, bomb, fall flat, go over like a lead balloon.

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