jest

Definitions:

  • A playful or frivolous mood or manner.
  • A playful remark; a witticism or joke.
  • A playful or amusing act; a prank.
  • An object of ridicule; a laughingstock.
  • To make witty or amusing remarks.
  • To act in a playful or facetious manner.
  • To tell stories or romances. See <internalXref urlencoded="gest">gest</internalXref>, <em>verb</em>
  • I can not <em>geste</em>, rum, raf, ruf, by letter
  • To trifle (with); amuse or entertain by words or actions; treat as trifling.
  • To say or do something intended to amuse or cause laughter.
  • To take part in a mask or sport; engage in mock combat; just.
  • To utter in jest or sport.
  • To apply a jest to; joke with; banter; rally.
  • A common dialectal form of <internalXref urlencoded="just">just</internalXref>.
  • An act; deed; achievement; exploit; gest. See <internalXref urlencoded="gest">gest</internalXref>, <em>n.</em>
  • A tale of achievement or adventure; a story; romance. See <internalXref urlencoded="gest">gest</internalXref>, <em>n.</em>, 2.
  • A mask; masquerade; pageant.
  • A spoken pleasantry; a laughable or intentionally ludicrous saying; a witticism; a joke; a sally.
  • An acted pleasantry; a, jocular or playful action; something done to make sport or cause laughter.
  • The object of laughter, sport, or mockery; a laughing-stock.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> <em>Jest</em>, <em>Joke</em>; quip, quirk, witticism, sally. A <em>joke</em> is often rougher or less delicate than a <em>jest</em>, as a practical <em>joke</em>, but <em>jest</em> often suggests more of lightness or scoffing than <em>joke</em>, as to turn everything into <em>jest. Joke</em> is the word to be used where action is implied; <em>jest</em> is generally applied to something said.
  • To take part in a merrymaking; -- especially, to act in a mask or interlude.
  • To make merriment by words or actions; to joke; to make light of anything.
  • A deed; an action; a gest.
  • A mask; a pageant; an interlude.
  • Something done or said in order to amuse; a joke; a witticism; a jocose or sportive remark or phrase. See Synonyms under <er>Jest</er>, v. i.
  • The object of laughter or sport; a laughingstock.
  • for mere sport or diversion; not in truth and reality; not in earnest.
  • a book containing a collection of jests, jokes, and amusing anecdotes; a Joe Miller.
  • An <xref>act</xref> <xref>performed</xref> for <xref>amusement</xref>; a <xref>joke</xref>.
  • Someone or something that is <xref>ridiculed</xref>; the target of a <xref>joke</xref>.
  • To tell a joke; to <xref>talk</xref> in a <xref>playful</xref> manner; to make fun of something or someone.
  • a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
  • act in a funny or teasing way
  • tell a joke; speak humorously
  • activity characterized by good humor
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