jester

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noun jest·er \ˈje-stər\

Definition of jester

  1. 1 :  fool 2a

  2. 2 :  one given to jests

Examples of jester in a sentence

  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>

15th Century

First Known Use of jester

15th century

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JESTER Defined for English Language Learners

jester

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noun jest·er \ˈje-stər\

Definition of jester for English Language Learners

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


JESTER Defined for Kids

jester

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noun jest·er \ˈjes-tər\

Definition of jester for Students

  1. :  a person formerly kept in royal courts to amuse people



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