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English noun: jest

1. jest (communication) a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymsgag, jape, joke, laugh


Broader (hypernym)humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness


Narrower (hyponym)belly laugh, blue joke, blue story, dirty joke, dirty story, ethnic joke, funny, funny remark, funny story, good story, howler, in-joke, one-liner, riot, scream, shaggy dog story, sick joke, sidesplitter, sight gag, thigh-slapper, visual joke, wow


Part holonymgag line, laugh line, punch line, tag line

2. jest (act) activity characterized by good humor


Synonymsjocularity, joke


Broader (hypernym)diversion, recreation


Narrower (hyponym)drollery, leg-pull, leg-pulling, pleasantry, waggery


English verb: jest

1. jest (communication) tell a joke; speak humorously


SamplesHe often jokes even when he appears serious.


Synonymsjoke


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate


Narrower (hyponym)arse around, fool, fool around, gag, horse around, pun, quip

2. jest (body) act in a funny or teasing way


Synonymsjoke


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)act, behave, do


Narrower (hyponym)antic, clown, clown around









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