• (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!"

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