Meaning of “jape” in the English Dictionary

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"jape" in British English

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japenoun [ C ]

uk /dʒeɪp/ us /dʒeɪp/ old-fashioned or humorous

an activity done to make someone laugh or to trick someone:

They put a frog in her boots for a jape.

(Definition of “jape” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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