joke·​ster | \ ˈjōk-stər How to pronounce jokester (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web He was known around town as an avid fisherman, mentor and good-natured jokester. Talis Shelbourne, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Community mentor, founder of Garner Fishing Club E.B. Garner dies at age 73," 4 Mar. 2020 The once-taciturn 19-year-old turned into a team leader and occasional jokester, once padlocking together the typewriters of three Montreal reporters. Ben Sumner,, "Henri Richard, Montreal’s ‘Pocket Rocket’ of hockey, dies at 84," 8 Mar. 2020 The once-taciturn 19-year-old turned into a team leader and occasional jokester, once together the typewriters of three Montreal reporters. Ben Sumner, Washington Post, "Henri Richard, Montreal’s ‘Pocket Rocket’ of hockey, dies as 84," 6 Mar. 2020 Jo, in an alternately lighthearted and fiercely uncompromising portrayal by Pearl Rhein, is a jokester. Manuel Mendoza, Dallas News, "Feminist ‘Little Women’ at Dallas Theater Center is savvy and heartbreaking while avoiding polemics," 13 Feb. 2020 Those at the meeting remembered Venable as a jokester who was proud to be putting his own troubled past to good use. Washington Post, "He was training as a violence interrupter. And then he was fatally shot.," 24 Nov. 2019 Her family knew her as being a jokester, outspoken and an eternal optimist. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, "Woman found dead on I-90 in Cleveland after being thrown from car was pregnant mother, family says," 22 Oct. 2019 His family said both were notorious April Fool’s Day jokesters, with Price one year putting a velvet painting of the last supper festooned with Christmas lights above each disciple in Bentley’s front yard. Mark Woolsey, ajc, "Local attorney set many cornerstones in Cobb County," 15 Oct. 2019 Logan and Briggs Connolly were happy boys who loved life — one a gentle and selfless artist who made handmade Valentines for every kid in class, the other a jokester who was determined to make people laugh. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "Final farewell for Grosse Pointe brothers Logan and Briggs Connolly who died in fire," 2 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of jokester

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Jokester.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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: a person who tells or makes many jokes

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