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English Dictionary: Jape by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  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 his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
    Synonym(s): joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape
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.
               The coy giggle of the young lady to whom he has
               imparted his latest merry jape.               --W. Besant.
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