from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To joke or quip.
- intransitive verb To make sport of.
- noun A joke or quip.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A joke; jest; gibe.
- noun A trick; wile; cheat.
- To jest; joke.
- To deride; gibe; mock; befool.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb obsolete To jest; to play tricks; to jeer.
- transitive verb To mock; to trick.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb intransitive To
jest; play tricks; joke; jeer.
- verb transitive To
mock; deride; gibe; trick; befool.
- noun a
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
"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.
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.
That eye wanted to cross, to discredit Perkus Tooth's whole sober aura with a comic jape.
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.
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.