jest

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[dʒɛst], (Noun)

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- a thing said or done for amusement; a joke
(e.g: he laughed uproariously at his own jest)


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Origin:
late Middle English: from earlier gest, from Old French geste, from Latin gesta ‘actions, exploits’, from gerere ‘do’. The original sense was ‘heroic deed’, hence ‘a narrative of such deeds’; later the term denoted an idle tale, hence a joke


[dʒɛst], (Verb)

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- speak in a joking way
(e.g: you jest, surely?)


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