jape


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jape \Jape\, v. t.
   To mock; to trick. --Chaucer.
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         I have not been putting a jape upon you. --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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         The coy giggle of the young lady to whom he has
         imparted his latest merry jape.          --W. Besant.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jape \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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