What does Jape mean?

Definitions for Japedʒeɪp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Jape.

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"


  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

  3. Origin: [Prob. from the same source as gab, influenced by F. japper to yelp. See Gab to deceive.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jape

    jāp, v.i. to jest, joke.—v.t. to mock.—n. a jest, joke, trick. [O. Fr. japer.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jape in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jape in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeremy Clarkson:

    This was not some jolly jape that went awry. For once, we did nothing wrong.

  2. Ezra Pound:

    Tis not need we know our every thought or see the work shop where each mask is wrought wherefrom we view the world of box and pit, careless of wear, just so the mask shall fit and serve our jape's turn for a night or two.

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