Definition of joker
2 : a playing card added to a pack as a wild card or as the highest-ranking card
3a (1) : an ambiguous or apparently immaterial clause inserted in a legislative bill to make it inoperative or uncertain in some respect (2) : an unsuspected, misleading, or misunderstood clause, phrase, or word in a document that nullifies or greatly alters itb : something (such as an expedient or stratagem) held in reserve to gain an end or escape from a predicamentc : an unsuspected or not readily apparent fact, factor, or condition that thwarts or nullifies a seeming advantage
Examples of joker in a sentence
Jokers are wild in this game.
I can't believe I let that joker beat me.
Some joker hit our car.
First Known Use of joker
JOKER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of joker for English Language Learners
: a person who tells or makes many jokes
: an extra card used in some card games usually as a wild card
: an annoying, stupid, or offensive person
JOKER Defined for Kids
Definition of joker for Students
1 : a person who says or does things to make others laugh
2 : an extra card used in some card games
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