Translation of "jest" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /dʒest/ us formal

something that is said or done in order to be funny

His proposal was no jest – he was completely sincere.
in jest

intended as a joke and not said seriously

en broma
I only said it in jest – you’re obviously not fat.
verb uk /dʒest/ us

to say something intended to be funny

Would I jest about something so important?

(Translation of “jest” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /dʒest/

a joke; something done or said to cause amusement

He was renowned for his jests.
jester noun

in former times, a man employed in the courts of kings, nobles etc to amuse them with jokes etc

a court jester.
in jest

as a joke; not seriously

tomárselo a broma
His remarks were made in jest.

(Translation of “jest” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)