Adjective "Jest" Definition and Examples




    1. a joke or witty remark; witticism.

    2. a bantering remark; a piece of good-natured ridicule; taunt.

    3. sport or fun: to speak half in jest, half in earnest.

    4. the object of laughter, sport, or mockery; laughing-stock.

    5. Obsolete. an exploit.Compare gest. verb (used without object)

    6. to speak in a playful, humorous, or facetious way; joke.

    7. to speak or act in mere sport, rather than in earnest; trifle (often followed by with): Please don't jest with me.

    8. to utter


    "tricks can be jest."