verb (used without object), japed, japing.
to jest; joke; gibe.
verb (used with object), japed, japing.
to mock or make fun of.
a joke; jest; quip.
a trick or practical joke.
a jest or joke
to joke or jest (about)
late 14c., “to trick, beguile, jilt,” perhaps from Old French japer “to howl, bawl, scream,” of echoic origin, or from Old French gaber “to mock, deride.” Phonetics suits the former, but sense the latter explanation. Took on a slang sense mid-15c. of “have sex with,” and disappeared from polite usage. Revived in harmless Middle English sense of “say or do something in jest” by Scott, etc. Related: Japed; japing.
early 14c., “trick, deceit,” later “a joke, a jest” (late 14c.); see jape (v.). By mid-14c. it meant “frivolous pastime,” by 1400, “bawdiness.”
[jeyp] /dʒeɪp/ verb (used without object), japed, japing. 1. to jest; joke; gibe. verb (used with object), japed, japing. 2. to mock or make fun of. noun 3. a joke; jest; quip. 4. a trick or practical joke. /dʒeɪp/ noun 1. a jest or joke verb 2. to joke or jest (about) v. late 14c., […]
programming A Perl program which prints “Just another Perl hacker” using extremely obfuscated methods, typically ones based on obscure behaviours of sometimes rarely-used functions, in the spirit of the Obfuscated C Contest. The obfuscation can result from the code being total gibberish, e.g.: $_=”krJhruaesrltre c a cnp,ohet”;$_.=$1,print$2while s/(..)(.)//; or from having “Just another Perl hacker” […]
[jey-fith] /ˈdʒeɪ fɪθ/ noun 1. a son of Noah. Gen. 5:32. /ˈdʒeɪfɛθ/ noun 1. (Old Testament) the second son of Noah, traditionally regarded as the ancestor of a number of non-Semitic nations (Genesis 10:1–5) youngest of the three sons of Noah, from Latin Japheth, from Greek Iapheth, from Hebrew Yepheth, literally “enlargement,” from causative form […]
[juh-fet-ik] /dʒəˈfɛt ɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to Japheth. 2. of or relating to a hypothesized group of languages of the Caucasus, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, and southern Europe, including the Caucasian languages, Sumerian, Basque, and Etruscan, formerly thought by some to represent a stage in language development that preceded the development of Indo-European and […]