bejape

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bejapen, bijapen, equivalent to be- +‎ jape. Cognate with Scots bejaip (to befool).

Verb[edit]

bejape (third-person singular simple present bejapes, present participle bejaping, simple past and past participle bejaped)

  1. (transitive, rare, UK dialectal) To play a trick on; trick or befool.