jest

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
jest

Plural
jests

  1. (countable) A jest is a joke or a prank, made in fun.
    It was only a jest, a piece of fun.

Verb[change]

Plain form
jest

Third-person singular
jests

Past tense
jested

Past participle
jested

Present participle
jesting

  1. (transitive) (intransitive) To jest is to joke or make fun of something.
    Don't jest about serious things.
    He jested about her, but it turned out he was really serious.
    He was just jesting.