in jest


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على سَبيل المُزاح
v legraci
for sjovi spøg
tréfából
í gríni
şaka olarakşakadan

jest

(dʒest) noun
a joke; something done or said to cause amusement.
verb
to joke.
ˈjester noun
in former times, a man employed in the courts of kings, nobles etc to amuse them with jokes etc.
in jest
as a joke; not seriously. speaking in jest.
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References in classic literature ?
"Zounds!" says he, "I was but in jest with the fellow.
It was half said in jest and in answer to a question.
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Oscar Albayalde's statement on vote-buying was only said in jest, PNP spokesman Colonel Bernard Banac clarified on Tuesday.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Wednesday said the statement earlier made by President Rodrigo Duterte implicating former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas to the ambush of retired police general and Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot "appeared to be said in jest."
It pokes fun at their history in a lighthearted way and, of course, it's all meant in jest."
His lawyer, Norman Mangena, said: "He mentioned the president in jest. It was not a direct insult to the president."
Byline: Calls are growing for Strictly Come Dancing star Anton Du Beke to be sacked after he used a racist word "in jest".
Though the challenge had been thrown out in jest, Nathan told his teacher he would consider it.
Brown said he was only speaking in jest when he approached the officer during a night out drinking with friends after final exams and said: "Excuse me, do you realize your horse is gay?" Brown was charged under Oxford's Public Order Act and spent the night in jail.
In addition, humorous texts contain an inbuilt disclaimer defusing the implications of the humorous situation by announcing that they were meant in jest, not in earnest.