Definitions for Japedʒeɪp
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
japedʒeɪp(v.; n.)japed, jap•ing
(v.i.)to jest; joke; gibe.
(v.t.)to mock or make fun of.
(n.)a joke; jest.
a trick or practical joke.
Origin of jape:
joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape(noun)
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"
To jest; play tricks; joke; jeer.
To mock; deride; gibe; trick; befool.
Origin: From japen, of uncertain origin. Perhaps from japer (possibly conflated with gaber, see gab), related to japar, jaupar, probably of origin, related to galpon ( galpen), gelpfen, gjálpa (Swedish dialectal galpa). More at yelp, yawp, yap.
to jest; to play tricks; to jeer
to mock; to trick