in jest

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in jest

formal + old-fashioned
:as a joke
  • I didn't mean to upset you; I only said it in jest.

Word by Word Definitions

jest play
  1. : a joking or mocking remark

  2. : prank

  3. : a ludicrous circumstance or incident

  1. : to make jokes or jests : to say things intended to be humorous


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