Word:

Jest

Pronunciation: jĕst
n.1.
1.A deed; an action; a gest.
The jests or actions of princes.
- Sir T. Elyot.
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.
I must be sad . . . smile at no man's jests.
- Shak.
4.The object of laughter or sport; a laughingstock.
Then let me be your jest; I deserve it.
- Shak.
In jest
for mere sport or diversion; not in truth and reality; not in earnest.
v. i.1.To take part in a merrymaking; - especially, to act in a mask or interlude.
2.To make merriment by words or actions; to joke; to make light of anything.
Noun1.jest - 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 hisown jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
Synonyms: gag, jape, joke, laugh
2.jest - activity characterized by good humor
Synonyms: joke, jocularity
Verb1.jest - tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious"
Synonyms: joke
2.jest - act in a funny or teasing way
Synonyms: joke
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