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Definition of "jape" [jape]

  • To joke or quip. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make sport of. (verb-transitive)
  • A joke or quip. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jape" in a sentence
  • ""We don’t want to criminalise a group of students, but at the same time we don’t want to treat the problem as some kind of jape, either.""
  • "Even Ponting describes the quiet as "appalling" on one of his intertitles, which otherwise often have a jolly-jape feel."
  • "That eye wanted to cross, to discredit Perkus Tooth's whole sober aura with a comic jape."