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jester

[jes-ter] /ˈdʒɛs tər/
noun
1.
a person who is given to witticisms, jokes, and pranks.
2.
a professional fool or clown, especially at a medieval court.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English gester. See gest, -er1
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Examples for jester
  • jester says it's the only time he ever felt sad or scared.
  • From someone best known as the jester of the royal court, it was wise counsel.
  • All of this mattered less during the first phase of his career, when he was content to be a stylist, and a jester.
  • The only one popular enough to win, is of course, a jester.
  • He's always this playful jester who finds nobility in his life.
  • He sees his role partly as that of court jester, challenging the received wisdom.
  • Apparently it goes back to the early court-jester contracts.
British Dictionary definitions for jester

jester

/ˈdʒɛstə/
noun
1.
a professional clown employed by a king or nobleman, esp at courts during the Middle Ages
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