- (n.) One whose practice it is to raise mirth by odd tricks; a jester; a buffoon; a merry-andrew.
- (n.) Something exhibited to raise mirth or sport, as a puppet, a farce, and the like.
- (superl.) Queer, and fitted to provoke laughter; ludicrous from oddity; amusing and strange.
- (v. i.) To jest; to play the buffoon.
- (v. t.) To lead or influence by jest or trick; to banter or jest; to cajole.
- (v. t.) To make a jest of; to set in a comical light.