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jester

jest·er

jester

 
pronunciation:
je str
part of speech: noun
definition 1: someone who habitually jokes or acts playfully.
synonyms:
comedian, joker, wag
similar words:
buffoon, character, clown, comic, cutup, kidder, prankster, punster, quipster, wit
definition 2: in the European Middle Ages, someone hired, esp. by a noble, to tell jokes and, often, to make fun of court life.
synonyms:
fool
similar words:
buffoon, clown, merry-andrew