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

Examples of jokester in a Sentence

hired the hot new Hollywood jokester to write the sitcom script
Recent Examples on the Web The family jokester with a ‘heart of gold’ Bryson loved to make jokes, his grandmother said, often causing belly-laughs just by being himself. Emma Tucker, CNN, 30 Oct. 2023 To his friends, Ali was a jokester, always a jovial presence in the street. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 26 Oct. 2023 Somehow, his charm and humor were powerful enough to rope two rap stars (Future and Young Thug) into it who aren’t nearly as known as jokesters. Mankaprr Conteh, Rolling Stone, 6 Oct. 2023 That gives everyone a full week to make this as awkward as possible for the birthday jokester. Joseph Goodman |, al, 4 Aug. 2023 Brooks, always the jokester, put on a pair of boxing gloves and shadow boxed in the tunnel while his teammates finished off the victory. Gary Washburn,, 9 Sep. 2023 Richmond was a jokester whose laugh rang out from the recreation center in the middle of the complex. Brennon Dixson, Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2023 Across the roll out of her debut studio album, Jaguar II, Victoria Monét has been a jokester and a party girl, all while proving that her skill is nothing to play with. Mankaprr Conteh, Rolling Stone, 23 Aug. 2023 Both sisters described Buchanan as a smart, generous man and a big jokester. Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times, 10 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jokester was in 1877

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“Jokester.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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