Definitions for japedʒeɪp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

japedʒeɪp(v.; n.)japed, jap•ing

  1. (v.i.)to jest; joke; gibe.

  2. (v.t.)to mock or make fun of.

  3. (n.)a joke; jest.

  4. a trick or practical joke.

Origin of jape:

1300–50; ME

jap′ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. jape(Noun)

    a joke

  2. jape(Verb)

    To jest; play tricks; joke; jeer.

  3. jape(Verb)

    To mock; deride; gibe; trick; befool.

  4. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jape(verb)

    to jest; to play tricks; to jeer

  2. Jape(verb)

    to mock; to trick

Freebase

  1. Jape

    Jape is a configurable, graphical proof assistant, originally developed at the University of Oxford. It allows user to define a logic, decide how to view proofs, and much more. It works with variants of the sequent calculus and natural deduction. It is claimed that Jape is the most popular program for "computer-assisted logic teaching" that involves exercises in developing proofs in mathematical logic. The program is available for the Mac, Unix, and Windows operating systems. It is written in the Java programming language and released under the GNU GPL.

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