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jest



I - noun
1. a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter (Freq. 1)
- he told a very funny joke
- he knows a million gags
- thanks for the laugh
- he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
- even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
Syn:
joke, gag, laugh, jape
Derivationally related forms:
laugh (for: laugh), gagster (for: gag), gag (for: gag), jocular (for: joke), jokester (for: joke), joke (for: joke)
Hypernyms:
wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness
Hyponyms:
belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream,
wow, riot, dirty joke, dirty story, blue joke, blue story,
ethnic joke, funny story, good story, funny remark, funny, in-joke,
one-liner, shaggy dog story, sick joke, sight gag, visual joke
Part Meronyms:
punch line, laugh line, gag line, tag line
2. activity characterized by good humor
Syn:
joke, jocularity
Derivationally related forms:
jocular (for: jocularity), jocular (for: joke), jokester (for: joke), joke (for: joke)
Hypernyms:
diversion, recreation
Hyponyms:
drollery, waggery, leg-pull, leg-pulling, pleasantry

II - verb
1. tell a joke;
speak humorously (Freq. 1)
- He often jokes even when he appears serious
Syn:
joke
See Also:
jest at
Derivationally related forms:
jester, joker (for: joke), joke (for: joke)
Hypernyms:
communicate, intercommunicate
Hyponyms:
gag, quip, horse around, arse around, fool around,
fool, pun
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
2. act in a funny or teasing way
Syn:
joke
Derivationally related forms:
jester, joker (for: joke), joke (for: joke)
Hypernyms:
act, behave, do
Hyponyms:
clown, clown around, antic
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s

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