Jape (?), v. i. [Prob. from the same source as gab,influenced by F. japper to yelp. See Gab to deceive.]

To jest; to play tricks; to jeer.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

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Jape, v. t.

To mock; to trick.

Chaucer.

I have not been putting a jape upon you. Sir W. Scott.

The coy giggle of the young lady to whom he has imparted his latest merry jape. W. Besant.

 

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