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When a person or situation is out of hand, volatile, or reaches it's maximum potential, it is said to be japes.
"shit was japes last night, man"
by heinhelm February 08, 2011
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1.A word to describe a pratical joke OR
2.to descirbe something that was good fun
1.'I think we should pull a jape'
2.'It was a JAPE'
by japery October 29, 2005
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v. japed, jap·ing, japes

To joke or quip.

v. tr.
To make sport of.

n.
A joke or quip.

Middle English japen, probably from Old French japer, to yap, chatter, nag, of imitative origin.
japer n.
japer·y n.
You should have seen her fall over, it was so japes!
by Bobkat May 12, 2005
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A form of humour used at someone elses expense, like joke

usually followed by
- "my friend"
- "lets propose a toast"
"ya japein meh? my friend" said joe
by joe japekinston July 15, 2004
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A primitive ape-like creature exhibiting features of an early homosapien. Was able to utilise very few tools, sticks, stones, etc. Very stupid in comparison to their other ape species at the time, in fact, they may actually be the dumbest. This tool of an animal roamed the earth 10 million years ago in the Cenzoic Era. Of course due to their lack of intelligence, immaturity and inability to cope with change, they quickly died out. Legend has it that there is still one roaming around on the face of the earth somewhere and reportedly some people have seen it, however there has been no scientific evidence and therefore the answer remains inconclusive.
A blurred amateur video recording of what was supposedly Japes.

--Cameraman "oh my god did you see that?!?"

--Random dude "Jebus thats f**ken ugly f**ked up sh*t"

-- *A somewhat blurred ape-like creature stares at the human beings for a breif moment before disappearing into the white fog of Mount Everest*

-- They chase after it and encounter it yet again but this time the ape-like creature is more hostile and attacks and kills the random dude.

-- The cameraman flees, and as he runs he hears the ape-like terror scream "If you dont become gay your gona be a TB"

-- Cameraman screams "stfu faggot!!"
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