Forgotten Words

Forgotten Words #10 Japers

Japers [noun] Another name for jester.

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Yes, japer is not entirely forgotten from out modern dialect, but I thought it unique enough to feature. Japer can also mean joke or quip, of which, jesters would have endless amounts of.

Kacirk, Jeffrey. The Word Museum: The Most Remarkable English Ever Forgotten. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. 102. Print.

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