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Jape   Listen

A humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter.  Synonyms: gag, jest, joke, laugh.  "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"

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"Jape" Quotes from Famous Books

... it is no trick to Can the topic militaire, And determinedly stick to Jape and jingle light as air— To be pertly paragraphic And to jollity inclined, In an evenly seraphic ...
— The So-called Human Race • Bert Leston Taylor

... stranger, and I will so far honour you." Louis bowed. "I left my purse under my pillow this morning"—a roar of laughter saluted the ancient jape—"and this ungentle fellow denies me credit. How rarely we meet with an ale-draper who is ...
— If I Were King • Justin Huntly McCarthy

... the humorist's way: how many passengers you have warmed and tickled with your genial chaff, hiding constant kindness under a jocose word, perhaps teasing us Americans on our curious conduct of knives and forks, or (for a change) taking the cisatlantic side of the jape, esteeming no less highly a sound poke ...
— Plum Pudding - Of Divers Ingredients, Discreetly Blended & Seasoned • Christopher Morley

Words linked to "Jape" :   scream, funny story, dirty joke, wit, howler, sight gag, wittiness, punch line, visual joke, blue joke, gag line, witticism, humour, funny remark, ethnic joke, one-liner, good story, tag line, sidesplitter, thigh-slapper, dirty story, in-joke, humor, shaggy dog story, riot, wow, belly laugh, funny, laugh line, blue story, sick joke

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