It may have been said in jest, but a legion of Hollywood actresses would have nodded ruefully in unison.
Rawcus has to provide a solid argument in his rhetoric to make such an accusation, even in jest.
And this explosion was fictional and in jest, so you can call it a pretty big hoot!
D.T. Max, author of a forthcoming biography of Wallace, said the new book could have an even wider fan base than jest.
A spoilsport at Clarence House later said the royal couple had no firm plans to enter the race, adding: "It was said in jest."
I gin these to marm, jest as she was a setting down to breakfast.
For you know laughing without a jest is as impertinent, hee!
Come, come, all this was in jest: now let's to't in earnest—I mean with our teeth, and try who's the best trencher-man.
It is so terrible, Ecciva: I cannot jest, nor gloat on it for news.
But Colden, suspecting that his jest was truth rather, had too much delicacy to pursue the subject.
early 13c., geste, "narrative of exploits," from Old French geste "action, exploit," from Latin gesta "deeds," neuter plural of gestus, past participle of gerere "to carry, behave, act, perform" (see gest). Sense descended through "idle tale" (late 15c.) to "mocking speech, raillery" (1540s) to "joke" (1550s).
1520s, "to speak in a trifling manner;" 1550s, "to joke," from Middle English gesten "recite a tale" (late 14c.), from geste (see jest (n.)). Sense of "to speak in a trifling manner" is from 1520s. Related: Jested; jesting.