jest Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “jest” in the English Dictionary

"jest" in British English

See all translations

jestnoun

uk   us   /dʒest/ formal
[C] something that is said or done in ​order to be ​funny: His ​proposal was no jest - he was ​completelysincere.in jest intended as a ​joke and not said ​seriously: I only said it in jest - you're ​obviously not ​fat.

jestverb [I]

uk   us   /dʒest/
to say something ​intended to be ​funny: Would I jest about something so ​important?
(Definition of jest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jest" in American English

See all translations

jestnoun [C]

 us   /dʒest/
a ​joke: We were ​able to ​laughaloud at every jest.in jest If you say something in jest, you are not ​serious about it: His ​remarks about the Beatles were in jest.
(Definition of jest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “jest”
in Spanish broma…
in Vietnamese lời nói đùa…
in Malaysian jenaka…
in Thai การพูดตลก…
in French plaisanterie…
in German der Scherz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 笑话, 滑稽事…
in Indonesian kelakar…
in Chinese (Traditional) 笑話, 滑稽事…
What is the pronunciation of jest?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“jest” in British English

Word of the Day

new wave

people who are doing activities in a new and different way

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More