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Jester vs. Joker

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Jesternoun

One who jests, jokes or mocks.

Jokernoun

A person who makes jokes.

Jesternoun

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

Jokernoun

(slang) A funny person.

Jesternoun

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

‘This . . . was Yorick's skull, the king's jester.’; ‘Dressed in the motley garb that jesters wear.’;

Jokernoun

A jester.

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Jesternoun

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

‘He ambled up and downWith shallow jesters.’;

Jokernoun

A playing card that features a picture of a joker (that is, a jester) and that may be used as a wild card in some card games.

Jesternoun

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

Jokernoun

An unspecified, vaguely disreputable person.

‘Some joker keeps changing this web page.’;

Jesternoun

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

Jokernoun

A man.

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Jesternoun

a person who habitually plays the fool.

Jokernoun

One who makes jokes or jests.

Jester

A jester, court jester, or fool, was historically an entertainer during the medieval and Renaissance eras who was a member of the household of a nobleman or a monarch employed to entertain guests. Jesters were also itinerant performers who entertained common folk at fairs and town markets.

Jokernoun

See Best bower, under 2d Bower.

Jokernoun

An extra card usually included in a deck of playing cards, having the same design as the others on the back, but on the face having a picture of a jester. It is not included in the deck used in most games, but in certain games may be included and then takes on a special value, such as the highest-valued card, or a wild card.

Jokernoun

A clause placed in a document, such as a contract or a piece of legislation, not itself appearing significant, but in a subtle way substantially changing the effect of the document.

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Jokernoun

Any fact or condition which is unknown or not apparent, which reverses an apparently advantageous position; a kicker.

Jokernoun

A person; a fellow; a chap; - usually used in a mildly disparaging sense; as, who's the joker who left the ice cream on the table?.

Jokernoun

a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes

Jokernoun

a person who does something thoughtless or annoying;

‘some joker is blocking the driveway’;

Jokernoun

a person who is fond of joking.

Jokernoun

a foolish or inept person

‘a bunch of jokers’;

Jokernoun

a playing card, typically bearing the figure of a jester, used in some games as a wild card.

Jokernoun

a clause unobtrusively inserted in a bill or document and affecting its operation in a way not immediately apparent.

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