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

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Recent Examples on the Web His mom said the growing teenager liked to wrestle with his younger brother, the jokester of the family. Cecilia Reyes,, "A Tribune/BGA investigation found at least 61 people have died since 2014 in buildings where city officials knew ahead of time about fire safety problems.," 23 Apr. 2021 The holidays without him — a prodigious cook, lover of family games and terrific jokester — have been and will be difficult, Willie Matthews said. Phil Mccausland, NBC News, "Health care workers have sacrificed their lives fighting Covid. It's unclear how many have died.," 23 Dec. 2020 Skernivitz, a decorated officer who worked most recently in the department’s gang unit, mentored other officers and was known as a jokester who ribbed fellow officers and kept things light despite being tasked with often dangerous work. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, "Slain Cleveland police officer remembered as dedicated, generous, funny officer at funeral attended by U.S. Attorney General," 11 Sep. 2020 With his grandchildren translating, Galicia recalled his late brother-in-law as a jokester and prankster. Nate Carlisle, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah reaches 400 coronavirus deaths, and this West Valley family has paid twice over," 26 Aug. 2020 Everyone says Li is the life of the party, a jokester and fun guy. Scott Ostler,, "PGA Championship at Harding Park brought out golf’s characters," 9 Aug. 2020 Simms as a child was quiet and reserved but over the years became the jokester of the family. Chelsea Curtis, The Arizona Republic, "Jorden Simms accused 2 officers of sexual assault. Then she died in police custody," 2 Aug. 2020 The Mavericks’ team jokester and one of the league’s most engaging spirits should thrive in keeping teammates entertained and positive. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, "10 questions the Mavs face before NBA restart: Will Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis’ chemistry return?," 3 July 2020 Carson’s family has been left to mourn the father of three, remembered as a jokester who liked to fish and kept close to family. Washington Post, "Tulsa guard’s deadly assault on hotel guest raises issues of race, private security oversight," 19 June 2020

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First Known Use of jokester

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jokester was in 1877

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8 May 2021

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“Jokester.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of jokester

: a person who tells or makes many jokes

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