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Definition of Jest


  1. A deed; an action; a gest.
  2. A mask; a pageant; an interlude.
  3. Something done or said in order to amuse; a joke; a witticism; a jocose or sportive remark or phrase. See Synonyms under Jest, v. i.
  4. The object of laughter or sport; a laughingstock.
  5. To take part in a merrymaking; -- especially, to act in a mask or interlude.
  6. To make merriment by words or actions; to joke; to make light of anything.
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Jest Translations

jest in Dutch is boerten, gekscheren, schertsen
jest in French is plaisanter
jest in Italian is scherzare
jest in Latin is iocus, ioco iocor
jest in Spanish is chancear