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Definition of "jest" []

  • A playful or amusing act; a prank. See Synonyms at joke. (noun)
  • A frolicsome or frivolous mood: spoken in jest. (noun)
  • An object of ridicule; a laughingstock. (noun)
  • A witty remark. (noun)
  • To act or speak playfully. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jest" in a sentence
  • "Reverting to Baby-Talk nicknames, even in jest, is just another nail in the coffin of this blogs masculinity."
  • "The other thing I say only mildly in jest is that the more you know about the Emmys, the more plugged-in you feel you are, the worse you do in your predictions."
  • "The only way to know if councillor John Dixon was saying in jest would be to ask him."