Definitions

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  • v. To jest better than

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To surpass in jesting; to drive out, or away, by jesting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To overcome or drive away by jesting.

Etymologies

out- +‎ jest (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For his heroism consists largely in this, that his efforts to outjest his master's injuries are the efforts of a being to whom a responsible and consistent course of action, nay even a responsible use of language, is at the best of times difficult, and from whom it is never at the best of times expected.

    Shakespearean Tragedy Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth

  • The old king was now left with no other companion than the poor fool, who still abided with him, with his merry conceits striving to outjest misfortune, saying it was but a naughty night to swim in, and truly the king had better go in and ask his daughter’s blessing: But he that has a little tiny wit,

    King Lear

  • The old king was now left with no other companion than the poor fool, who still abided with him, with his merry conceits striving to outjest misfortune, saying it was but a naughty night to swim in, and truly the king had better go in and ask his daughter's blessing: --

    Tales from Shakespeare

  • The old king was now left with no other companion than the poor fool, who still abided with him, with his merry conceits striving to outjest misfortune, saying it was but a naughty night to swim in, and truly the king had better go in and ask his daughter's blessing:

    Tales from Shakespeare

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