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 his own jest"
"even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
activity characterized by good humor
tell a joke; speak humorously;
"He often jokes even when he appears serious"
act in a funny or teasing way
- They made a jest of his ignorance.
- He spoke it in a kind of jest, but it was with such an awkward smile.
- I said in jest I would marry Jim.
- It began as a jest and ended as a tragedy.
- He is not a man to jest with.
- Do not jest about serious things .
- You jest so lightly in a time of crisis?
Alexander taking it for a iest would not beleeve it.出自： T. Washington
He..made an oath he would never jest at spirits again.出自： F. Brooke