from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To joke or quip.
- transitive v. To make sport of.
- n. A joke or quip.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To jest; play tricks; joke; jeer.
- v. To mock; deride; gibe; trick; befool.
- n. a joke
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To jest; to play tricks; to jeer.
- transitive v. To mock; to trick.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To jest; joke.
- To deride; gibe; mock; befool.
- n. A joke; jest; gibe.
- n. A trick; wile; cheat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
"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.
The Huffington Post noted the references as well as more "jokes" in the same vein (including a video of Cooper's jape, over which David Gergen cluelessly chortles).
"I remember when I was a young boy, 1 April fell on a Saturday, so the Football League decided to create a 'hilarious' jape by sending referees and linesmen with thematically linked names to the same game," recalls Robin Tucker.
Cambridge Union Society's pole-dancing jape is just plain daft.
People would halt the progress of whatever parley they were engaged in and turn to stop him in aisles and antechambers, demanding an instant jape or trick from him.
Such little verses always made the best sort of jape.
A little jape on himself, and one that would certainly deliver more concrete rewards than his loftier verse.
Chef Nikki Billington and her partner Paul Watson had always made running a restaurant feel less like a business venture and more like a jolly jape.