Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Jesting; joking; raillery; mockery; buffoonery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Jesting; buffoonery.

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  • noun Jesting, joking

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun acting like a clown or buffoon

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Examples

  • Having previously tried various shades of sexism, anti-environmentalism, liberal-baiting which, to be fair, works, and must be extremely satisfying and other offensive/hilarious topics too numerous and tedious to mention, the team this week settled on "xenophobic japery" as the hue du jour.

    This Week: Lord Wei, Craig Oliver, Richard Hammond

  • The endless possibilities for net-japery suggested here, however, may be a mere pipedream.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Thus far the storyline has consisted of endless scenes in which rhubarbing menials stand around with folded arms, the mood pitched somewhere between the knockabout rustic japery of Straw Dogs and the apocalyptic menace of a Yeo Valley ad.

    World Of Lather

  • But the whole show is meta, in truth, and quite deep, too, for all the japery.

    The Detective Show

  • The show cloaks itself in wholesome, old-fashioned japery with its broad misunderstandings ("I said ghosts, not goats!") and knowing winks at Hi-de-Hi! and Frank Spencer, and the way Miranda's mother (Patricia Hodge) flits in and out as if through a time portal to a 1950s Whitehall farce.

    Rewind TV: Miranda; The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret; Accused: Willy's Story; Garrow's Law

  • The more Clinton upended the expectations of the boys on the bus, the more those boys reverted to Moose lodge–style japery toward her and her sex.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • The fans responded in kind, cheering him and howling with laughter at his relentless japery.

    Jonah Keri: Tim Raines, Andre Dawson, and Being an Expos Fan

  • The more Clinton upended the expectations of the boys on the bus, the more those boys reverted to Moose lodge–style japery toward her and her sex.

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • In just one year, Pruitt's subversive japery has become indistinguishable from full-fledged art-world approval matrices--hardly anyone remembers the ice age of 2009, when the awards were cleverly castrated as "performance."

    Selby Drummond: Art "Oscar" for Second Gay Ryan in a Row?

  • In just one year, Pruitt's subversive japery has become indistinguishable from full-fledged art-world approval matrices -- hardly anyone remembers the ice age of 2009, when the awards were cleverly castrated as "performance."

    Selby Drummond: Art "Oscar" for Second Gay Ryan in a Row?

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