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joker

jok·er

joker

 
pronunciation:
jo kr
part of speech: noun
definition 1: someone who frequently tells jokes or acts so as to provoke laughter; jokester.
He was always the joker in school, and we loved his antics.
synonyms:
clown, comedian, jester, wag
similar words:
buffoon, character, comic, cutup, jokester, kidder, punster, quipster, wit, zany
definition 2: in a deck of playing cards, a card, usu. one of two such, that has no suit or denomination, is used as a wild card in certain games, and usu. bears a picture of a court jester.
similar words:
wild card
definition 3: a concealed, unnoticed, or unknown fact, stipulation in a document, or the like that eventually has a major effect or causes a major unexpected change.
synonyms:
catch
similar words:
Catch-22, fine print, hitch, pitfall, snag, snare, trap
definition 4: (informal) a person considered to be incompetent, mischievous, or annoying.
What joker took my briefcase?I can't believe my sister plans to marry that joker.
synonyms:
loser
similar words:
creep, jerk, schlemiel, turkey