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jest

 
 
pronunciation:
jest
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a funny saying or action; joke.
He added a jest or two to his speech.
synonyms:
joke
similar words:
gag, prank
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: jests, jesting, jested
definition: to act or speak in a funny, playful way; joke.
He was jesting when he said there was a spider on my back.
synonyms:
joke
similar words:
banter, clown
derivation: jestful (adj.)