- (obsolete) A mask; a pageant; an interlude.
- (obsolete) A deed; an action; a gest.
- (archaic) Someone or something that is ridiculed; the target of a joke.
"Your majesty, stop him before he makes you the jest of the court."
- (archaic) An act performed for amusement; a joke.
- To tell a joke; to talk in a playful manner; to make fun of something or someone.
"Surely you jest!"