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joker

[ joh-ker ]
/ ˈdʒoʊ kər /
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noun
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Origin of joker

First recorded in 1720–30; joke + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for joker

joker
/ (ˈdʒəʊkə) /

noun
a person who jokes, esp in an obnoxious manner
slang, often derogatory a personwho does that joker think he is?
an extra playing card in a pack, which in many card games can substitute for or rank above any other card
mainly US a clause or phrase inserted in a legislative bill in order to make the bill inoperative or to alter its apparent effect
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