japery

NOUN
  1. acting like a clown or buffoon
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  • The show cloaks itself in wholesome, old-fashioned japery with its broad misunderstandings ("I said ghosts, not goats!") and knowing winks at Hi-de-Hi! and Frank Spencer, and the way Miranda's mother (Patricia Hodge) flits in and out as if through a time portal to a 1950s Whitehall farce. Rewind TV: Miranda; The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret; Accused: Willy's Story; Garrow's Law
  • ‘Feminists on Men’ contains more ribald japery about men being stupid.
  • The fans responded in kind, cheering him and howling with laughter at his relentless japery. Jonah Keri: Tim Raines, Andre Dawson, and Being an Expos Fan
  • Mathews concocts burlesques and parodies of such rare excellence as to put one in mind of the broad literary japery of Terry Southern at his most inspired.
  • In just one year, Pruitt's subversive japery has become indistinguishable from full-fledged art-world approval matrices -- hardly anyone remembers the ice age of 2009, when the awards were cleverly castrated as "performance. Selby Drummond: Art "Oscar" for Second Gay Ryan in a Row?
  • It is hard to believe that this man captained an Essex side renowned for their humour and jolly japery.
  • In just one year, Pruitt's subversive japery has become indistinguishable from full-fledged art-world approval matrices--hardly anyone remembers the ice age of 2009, when the awards were cleverly castrated as "performance. Selby Drummond: Art "Oscar" for Second Gay Ryan in a Row?
  • But the whole show is meta, in truth, and quite deep, too, for all the japery. The Detective Show
  • Thus far the storyline has consisted of endless scenes in which rhubarbing menials stand around with folded arms, the mood pitched somewhere between the knockabout rustic japery of Straw Dogs and the apocalyptic menace of a Yeo Valley ad. World Of Lather
  • Mathews concocts burlesques and parodies of such rare excellence as to put one in mind of the broad literary japery of Terry Southern at his most inspired.
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