a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter;
"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"
- Even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point.
- He became the public jape in school, because he overreached when imitating others.
For Nik Kershaw..the hardships of army life are a jolly jape.出自：Sunday Express