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noun jest·er \ˈjes-tər\

: a man who in the past was kept by a ruler to amuse people by acting silly and telling jokes

Full Definition of JESTER

:  fool 2a
:  one given to jests

Examples of JESTER

  1. <a gentle jester, the cartoonist more often tries to evoke a broad smile than a hearty guffaw>
  2. <the king called for some much-needed entertainment from his jester>

First Known Use of JESTER

14th century

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany
JESTER Defined for Kids


noun jest·er \ˈjes-tər\

Definition of JESTER for Kids

:  a person formerly kept in royal courts to amuse people


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