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Jester vs. Clown

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Main Difference

The main difference between Jester and Clown is that the Jester is a historical entertainer and Clown is a comic performer.

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  • Jester (noun)

    One who jests, jokes or mocks.

  • Jester (noun)

    A person in colourful garb and fool's cap who amused a medieval and early modern royal or noble court.

  • Clown (noun)

    A slapstick performance artist often associated with a circus and typically characterised by bright, oversized clothing, a red nose, face paint, and a brightly colored wig.

  • Clown (noun)

    A person who acts in a silly fashion.

  • Clown (noun)

    A stupid person.

  • Clown (noun)

    A man of coarse nature and manners; an awkward fellow; an illbred person; a boor.

  • Clown (noun)

    One who works upon the soil; a rustic; a churl; a yokel.

  • Clown (verb)

    To act in a silly or playful fashion.

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  • Jester (noun)

    a professional joker or ‘fool’ at a medieval court, typically wearing a cap with bells on it and carrying a mock sceptre.

  • Jester (noun)

    a person who habitually plays the fool.

  • Clown (noun)

    a comic entertainer, especially one in a circus, wearing a traditional costume and exaggerated make-up

    "a circus clown"

  • Clown (noun)

    a playful, extrovert person

    "Martin was always the class clown"

  • Clown (noun)

    a foolish or incompetent person

    "we need a serious government, not a bunch of clowns"

  • Clown (noun)

    an unsophisticated country person; a rustic.

  • Clown (verb)

    behave in a comical or playful way

    "Harvey clowned around pretending to be a dog"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Jester (noun)

    A buffoon; a merry-andrew; a court fool.

  • Jester (noun)

    A person addicted to jesting, or to indulgence in light and amusing talk.

  • Clown (noun)

    A man of coarse nature and manners; an awkward fellow; an ill-bred person; a boor.

  • Clown (noun)

    One who works upon the soil; a rustic; a churl.

  • Clown (noun)

    The fool or buffoon in a play, circus, etc.

  • Clown (verb)

    To act as a clown; - with it.

Webster Dictionary
  • Jester (noun)

    a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the middle ages

  • Clown (noun)

    a rude or vulgar fool

  • Clown (noun)

    a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

  • Clown (verb)

    act as or like a clown

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