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jestnoun [C]

 us   /dʒest/
a joke: We were able to laugh aloud 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.
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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 completely sincere.
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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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