Definitions for jestdʒɛst
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a joke or witty remark; witticism; quip.
a taunt, often of a teasing nature.
sport or fun:
to speak half in jest, half in earnest.
the object of laughter; laughingstock.
(v.i.)to speak in a humorous or playfully teasing way.
to speak derisively.
Origin of jest:
1250–1300; ME; var. sp. of gest
joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape(noun)
a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
"he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
jest, joke, jocularity(verb)
activity characterized by good humor
tell a joke; speak humorously
"He often jokes even when he appears serious"
act in a funny or teasing way
An act performed for amusement; a joke.
I shall not succumb to your jests!
Someone or something that is ridiculed; the target of a joke.
Your majesty, stop him before he makes you the jest of the court.
To tell a joke; to talk in a playful manner; to make fun of something or someone.
Surely you jest!
Origin: From geste, from geste, from gesta
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 Jest, v. i
the object of laughter or sport; a laughingstock
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
Translations for jest
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a joke; something done or said to cause amusement.
- مُزاح، دُعابَهArabic
- graçaPortuguese (BR)
- der ScherzGerman
- vittighed; morsomhedDanish
- αστείο, πλάκαGreek
- لطیفه؛ بذلهFarsi
- spaug, brandariIcelandic
- burla, scherzoItalian
- 농담, 익살Korean
- juokas, pokštasLithuanian
- spøk, vitsNorwegian
- لطیفه؛ بذلهPersian
- ټوكه، مسخره: مسخره كول ټوكى كولPashto
- žart, vtipSlovak
- skämt, lustighetSwedish
- 玩笑話Chinese (Trad.)
- жарт; дотепUkrainian
- مذاق، دل لگیUrdu
- lời nói đùaVietnamese
- 玩笑，俏皮话Chinese (Simp.)
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