Here, he chooses his favorite movie baddies, from the joker to Jaws.
Robert King: If I can go back to poker, we do have a joker that we can play.
The Arab voters represent the joker in the pack of the Israeli elections.
For guys, The joker, as immortalized by Jack Nicholson in the Batman flick, was a top choice.
Jack Nicholson was also approached to reprise his role as the joker.
He knew it just about as well as he knew his own, and it was irritating not to be able to call this joker by name.
How amusing this big frog, the magician or joker, as you term him.
Kazio, who was a great rogue and a joker, began from afar to make gestures and grimaces like a monkey.
The joke had been turned against the joker, and in the most primitive and direct way.
Come to think of it, what had this joker done with his clothes?
1729, "jester, merry fellow," agent noun from joke (v.). In generic slang use for "any man, fellow, chap" by 1811, which probably is the source of the meaning "odd face card in the deck" (1868). An 1857 edition of Hoyle's "Games" lists a card game called Black Joke in which all face cards were called jokers.
American manufacturers of playing-cards are wont to include a blank card at the top of the pack; and it is, alas! true that some thrifty person suggested that the card should not be wasted. This was the origin of the joker. ["St. James's Gazette," 1894]
[first sense fr the joker card included in a new deck, which may be used as a trump or a wild card]