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Noun: jest  jest
  1. A humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest";
    - joke, gag, laugh, jape
     
  2. Activity characterized by good humour
    - joke, jocularity
Verb: jest  jest
  1. Tell a joke; speak humorously
    "He often jests even when he appears serious";
    - joke
     
  2. Act in a funny or teasing way
    - joke

Derived forms: jested, jesting, jests

See also: jest at

Type of: act, behave, communicate, diversion, do, drollness, humor [US], humour [Brit, Cdn], intercommunicate, recreation, wit, witticism, wittiness

Encyclopedia: Jest