Do you love silly practical jokes? Then you're a fan of japery, the act of clowning or pranking.

You could also call it "buffoonery," "merriment," or even "monkey business," but japery is a great, old-fashioned term for goofing around and generally acting like a clown. Your sister's japery might include things like putting whoopie cushions on people's chairs, while you may be more fond of japery in the context of clowns at the circus.

Definitions of japery

n acting like a clown or buffoon

buffoonery, clowning, frivolity, harlequinade, prank
schtick, schtik, shtick, shtik
(Yiddish) a prank or piece of clowning
Type of:
craziness, folly, foolery, indulgence, lunacy, tomfoolery
foolish or senseless behavior

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