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  • nounjoke
  • verbjoke

synonyms for jest

  • banter
  • crack
  • fun
  • funny
  • gag
  • game
  • hoax
  • jive
  • laugh
  • one-liner
  • play
  • pleasantry
  • prank
  • quip
  • ridicule
  • sally
  • spoof
  • sport
  • wisecrack
  • witticism
  • bon mot
  • jolly
  • rib-tickler
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How to use jest in a sentence

Sometimes when backpacking, we’d yip in jest, and she’d throw her head back and join in with a heart-rattling howl.
I WAS A BAD DOG OWNER. DON’T BE LIKE ME.KATE SIBERMAY 11, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Yes, some Losers have complained to me — only sometimes in jest — about being forced to read enormous amounts of news coverage for 11 straight days.
STYLE CONVERSATIONAL WEEK 1433: PRANKS FOR ASKINGPAT MYERSAPRIL 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I've tried to teach lots of folks; an' sum learns quick, an' some don't never learn; it's jest 's 't strikes 'em.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
I allow we shan't never set eyes on ter her, Jos. I've got jest thet feelin' abaout it.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
I never see sech hosses; 'n' they're jest like kittens; they've ben drefful pets, I allow.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
I ain't a gwine ter back daown naow; but I dew jest wish Jeff Hyer wuz along.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
But I allow they'd flatten us all aout in jest abaout a minnit, if they wuz to set aout tew!
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Yeow tell him his' sister allers called me Aunt Ri, 'n' I jest wish he would.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Frederick, embarrassed, thought his sister was carrying the jest too far.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
The reaction from excitement had set in, and she let her husband's jest fall to the ground where it belonged.
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO JEST

  • chaff
  • deride
  • fool
  • fun
  • jeer
  • jest
  • jive
  • joke
  • josh
  • kid
  • make fun of
  • mock
  • rag
  • razz
  • rib
  • ridicule
  • satirize
  • taunt
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