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Noun jest has 2 senses
  1. joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape - a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at hisown jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
    --1 is a kind of wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness
    --1 has parts: punch line, laugh line, gag line, tag line
    --1 has particulars:
     belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riot; dirty joke, dirty story, blue joke, blue story; ethnic joke; funny story, good story; in-joke; one-liner; shaggy dog story; sick joke; sight gag, visual joke
    Derived forms: verb jest2, verb jest1
  2. jest, joke, jocularity - activity characterized by good humor
    --2 is a kind of diversion, recreation
    --2 has particulars: drollery, waggery; leg-pull, leg-pulling; pleasantry
    Derived forms: verb jest1, verb jest2
Verb jest has 2 senses
  1. joke, jest - tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious"
    --1 is one way to communicate, intercommunicate
    Derived forms: noun jest2, noun jest1, noun jester1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  2. joke, jest - act in a funny or teasing way
    --2 is one way to act, behave, do
    Derived forms: noun jest2, noun jest1, noun jester1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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