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Jape meaning

jape - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; " he told a very funny joke"; " he knows a million gags"; " thanks for the laugh"; " he laughed unpleasantly at hisown jest"; " even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
  2. 2. To jest; to play tricks; to jeer.
  3. 3. To mock; to trick.
  4. 4. To show mirth, satisfaction, or derision, by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face, particularly of the mouth, causing a lighting up of the face and eyes, and usually accompanied by the emission of explosive or chuckling sounds from the chest and throat; to indulge in laughter.

jape - examples of usage

  1. Abject domesticity, ignominies of married life, of middle- age, of money- making; the old common jape against the mother- in- law; abominable weddings: in one drawing a bridegroom with shambling side- long legs asks his bride if she is nervous; she is a widow, and she answers, " No, never was." - "Essays", Alice Meynell.
  2. A biting satire, yes, a merry jape,- The Bear that aped the Lion! - "In the Days of the Guild", Louise Lamprey.
  3. I hope the jape likes you. - "The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)", Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang.
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