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jest, (verb), jests; jested; jesting
1. To act, write, or speak in a playfully joking manner about something.
2. A joke or witty remark; a witticism.
2. A bantering remark; a piece of good-natured ridicule; a taunt.
3. Etymology: from the 13th century, via Old French geste, "romantic exploit, action" from Latin gestus, gesta and gerere, "to behave, to perform, to act, to carry".
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