HyperDic: jape

English > 1 sense of the word jape:
NOUNcommunicationjape, joke, gag, laugh, jesta humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
English > jape: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter.
Example "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
Synonymsjoke, gag, laugh, jest
Partspunch line, laugh line, gag line, tag lineThe point of a joke or humorous story
Narrowerbelly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riotA joke that seems extremely funny
dirty joke, dirty story, blue joke, blue storyAn indelicate joke
ethnic jokeA joke at the expense of some ethnic group
funny story, good story, funny remark, funnyAn account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
in-jokeA joke that is appreciated only by members of some particular group of people
one-linerA one-line joke
shaggy dog storyA long rambling joke whose humor derives from its pointlessness
sick jokeA joke in bad taste
sight gag, visual jokeA joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie)
Broaderwit, humor, humour, witticism, wittinessA message whose ingenuity / ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
Spanishbroma, chanza, chiste, gracia, jocosidad, ocurrencia
Catalanacudit, agudesa, broma, gràcia, ocurrència, sortida

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