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court jester

noun

a clown or buffoon who is employed by a noble or royal for entertainment; also called fool

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The court jester typically wears a three-pointed hat with jingle bells attached.

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  • Did he say anything which vindicates my appointment of him as my court jester?'

    The Young Duke Benjamin Disraeli
  • Nevertheless he was immensely proud of himself in the rle of court jester.

    The Fighting Edge William MacLeod Raine
  • This was evidently the court jester, always a privileged person.

    Parzival (vol. 1 of 2) Wolfram von Eschenback
  • One instant he suggested the prime minister; the next, the court jester.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • The court poet should not survive the court dwarf and the court jester.

    Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote
  • The Commander had grown to like the orator as a harmless sort of court jester.

    The Fall of a Nation Thomas Dixon
  • Like a court jester, he kept the outfit in fine spirits and was the butt of all jokes.

    The Outlet Andy Adams
  • My dear Mayenne, none punishes the maunderings of the court jester.

    Helmet of Navarre Bertha Runkle

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