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 Dictionary entry overview: What does jape mean? 

JAPE (noun)
  The noun JAPE has 1 sense:

1. a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter

  Familiarity information: JAPE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

JAPE (noun)

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A humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


gag; jape; jest; joke; laugh

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("jape" is a kind of...):

humor; humour; wit; witticism; wittiness (a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter)

Meronyms (parts of "jape"):

gag line; laugh line; punch line; tag line (the point of a joke or humorous story)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "jape"):

belly laugh; howler; riot; scream; sidesplitter; thigh-slapper; wow (a joke that seems extremely funny)

blue joke; blue story; dirty joke; dirty story (an indelicate joke)

ethnic joke (a joke at the expense of some ethnic group)

funny; funny remark; funny story; good story (an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line))

in-joke (a joke that is appreciated only by members of some particular group of people)

one-liner (a one-line joke)

shaggy dog story (a long rambling joke whose humor derives from its pointlessness)

sick joke (a joke in bad taste)

sight gag; visual joke (a joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie))

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