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Definition of "jests" []

  • Something done or said for amusement; joke (noun)
  • A frivolous mood or attitude; playfulness; fun (noun)
  • A jeer or taunt (noun)
  • An object of derision; laughing stock; butt (noun)
  • To act or speak in an amusing, teasing, or frivolous way; joke (verb)
  • To make fun of (a person or thing); scoff or mock (verb)
  • Plural form of jest. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of jest. (verb)

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Use "jests" in a sentence
  • "He then rose and dressed himself as fast as he could; and while he was dressing, Partridge, notwithstanding many severe rebukes, could not avoid throwing forth certain pieces of brutality, commonly called jests, on this occasion."
  • "Sometimes, at the country fairs, the fun is rather slow, particularly where the prizes are small; but on exciting occasions, there is a constant small fire of jests, which is very amusing."
  • "Almost we can hear and echo the laughter of that merry home-circle; their jests are our own, differently phrased, their joys and sorrows knit our hearts to them across the century."