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jester

[ jes-ter ]
/ ˈdʒɛs tər /
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noun

a person who is given to witticisms, jokes, and pranks.
a professional fool or clown, especially at a medieval court.

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Origin of jester

First recorded in 1325–75, jester is from the Middle English word gester.See gest, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for jester

jester
/ (ˈdʒɛstə) /

noun

a professional clown employed by a king or nobleman, esp at courts during the Middle Ages
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