in jest

idiom

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

Examples of in jest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While some theories were posited in jest, others appeared to be shared in earnest. Kimi Robinson, USA TODAY, 25 June 2024 Harry Daniels, who has built a TikTok following by serenading in jest celebrities and capturing their responses on video, has signed with UTA. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 June 2024 The discourse around Pepsi’s previous rebranding may be in jest, but the precipitating business factors and industry trends are very real. Sasha Rogelberg, Fortune, 19 May 2024 Jess asks Frida in jest, before things get truly scary. Jack Dunn, Variety, 23 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for in jest 

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“In jest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20jest. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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