Jape (verb)

  1. To play a trick on someone.
  2. To make a joke or sarcastic remark.

Origin:

Mid 17th century (as a noun in the sense "jest, joke"): probably from old french japer "to bray like a jackass", later "to talk idly", of imitative origin.

Examples:

  1. The children japed with each other, giggling and teasing.
  2. He was always japing, telling silly jokes and puns.
  3. She japed about her boss's new hairstyle.
  4. He couldn't resist the urge to jape about his friend's misfortunes.
  5. His colleagues japed and laughed at the silly costume he wore to the party.
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