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Jester vs. Joker

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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.

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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.

    • Joker (noun)

      a person who is fond of joking.

    • Joker (noun)

      a foolish or inept person

      "a bunch of jokers"

    • Joker (noun)

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

    • Joker (noun)

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

    Oxford Dictionary
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    • 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.

    • Joker (noun)

      One who makes jokes or jests.

    • Joker (noun)

      See Best bower, under 2d Bower.

    • Joker (noun)

      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.

    • Joker (noun)

      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.

    • Joker (noun)

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

    • Joker (noun)

      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?.

    Webster Dictionary
    • Jester (noun)

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

    • Joker (noun)

      a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes

    • Joker (noun)

      a person who does something thoughtless or annoying;

      "some joker is blocking the driveway"

    Princeton's WordNet

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