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Dictionary definition for: Jest

1. (n) a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke" "he knows a million gags" "thanks for the laugh" "he laughed unpleasantly at hisown jest" "even a schoolboy''s jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"

2. (v) tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious"

3. (n) activity characterized by good humor

4. (v) act in a funny or teasing way

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