japery japery

Definition(s):

  • (n) acting like a clown or buffoon

Usage(s):

  1. Maybe it took the absence of the guest of honor to drain the show of the usual sentiment, Hollywood gush or Friar's Club japery that lards so many of these black-tie events.
  2. Steve Allen would go outside the studio for his Man on the Street interviews and other mid-Manhattan japery.
  3. And that no candidate for high office can hope to be taken seriously unless they're willing to stop being serious and take part in the japery.
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