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jests

noun
plural of jest

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 something said or done to cause laughter
  • laughed politely at his feeble jest about his pet mosquito

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2 a playful or mischievous act intended as a joke
  • putting a mouse in her desk drawer was intended to be a harmless jest

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3 a person or thing that is made fun of
  • his outlandish costumes made him the jest of the town

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jests

verb
present tense third-person singular of jest

Synonyms of jests (Entry 2 of 2)

to make jokes
  • when I asked my sister for a loan, she laughingly replied, "Surely you jest!"

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“Jests.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/jests. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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