Origin of jester
Examples from the Web for jester
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|DAILY BEAST
Semiazaz is the jester of the demon-crew, also the musician; and when he plays, all the rest have to dance.Told by the Death's Head|Mr Jkai
Her glance rested on the jester, lying there motionless, and hastening to his side, she lifted his head and placed it in her lap.Under the Rose|Frederic Stewart Isham
Shall elephants catch flies, or Hurlo-Thrumbo stain his club with brains of Dagonet the jester?Westward Ho!|Charles Kingsley
mid-14c., jestour (Anglo-Latin), late 14c., gestour "a minstrel, professional reciter of romances," agent noun from gesten "recite a tale," which was a jester's original function (see jest). Sense of "buffoon in a prince's court" is from c.1500.