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jape

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishjapejape /dʒeɪp/ noun [countable] British English old-fashioned 🔊 🔊 TRICK/DECEIVEa trick or joke
Examples from the Corpus
japeWhat a jape it would be, declared Raphaelo, to gain access to the heat sink.What larks and japes persuaded this audience to collapse in convulsions is a mystery as dark as the Druids' Runes.The not unfamiliar childish jape of depositing a stink bomb in her locker caused her great anguish.The brand might be no mark of honour at all - but a culminating cruel humiliating jape.But although many pirates see it all as a jolly jape, people in the software business are getting worried.But even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point; and Blast had none.No explanation for the fall was ever given, though Sir Thomas believed he may have been involved in some stupid jape.
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