a person who is given to witticisms, jokes, and pranks.
a professional fool or clown, especially at a medieval court.
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How to use jester in a sentence
Honorable mentions get one of our lusted-after Loser magnets, “A Small jester of Appreciation” or “Close, but Ceci N’est Pas un Cigare.”
Liddy’s place in the Watergate Cinematic Universe was somewhere between villain and underling, jester and patsy.Little Liddys everywhere: The legacy of a political ‘super-klutz’ | Dan Zak | March 31, 2021 | Washington Post
As for the downhill performance, the Duke PT 16 skis exactly like the jester Pros that I’ve hammered for years.Marker’s New Touring Binding Does (Almost) Everything | Marc Peruzzi | February 22, 2021 | Outside Online
He became as polarizing a figure as the war itself, court jester to Nixon and corporate shill to boot.
And he does so not with the wit and winking of the jester, but with the blunt ferocity of the herald.‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ by Ben Fountain: The War Novel of Our Time | Matt Gallagher | May 27, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
They looked every bit the court jester with their hair shaped into tall cones, but McQueen's collection was certainly no joke.
Already at Treasury were Goldman alumni Dan jester, Anthony Ryan, David Nason and Bob Hoyt, the department's general counsel.
It is a fools privilege to laugh at an intelligent man; he is in society what a jester is at court—of no consequence whatever.The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre | Jean de La Bruyre
Belle was to be godmother and had to be got down; which was impossible, as the jester Euclid says.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
The object had something of the form of a jester's bauble with points, which hung flabby and undulating.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
Until quite lately his Beatitude maintained a court jester also—one Shlimun (Solomon), who died a few years ago.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
Well have I said that Dick was as saucy as a lady's page or a king's jester.The Ground-Ash | Mary Russell Mitford
British Dictionary definitions for jester
a professional clown employed by a king or nobleman, esp at courts during the Middle Ages
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