What does the word jest mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To joke.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A joke; raillery.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Jester.

Usage examples for jest

  1. " Jest as well," said Mrs. Bates. – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  2. You might jest as well calculate on stayin' another night." – Hoofbeats on the Turnpike by Mildred A. Wirt
  3. For once Tom Reade didn't have a jest ready. – The High School Boys' Training Hike by H. Irving Hancock