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jestnoun

uk   /dʒest/  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   /dʒest/  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)

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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…
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