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

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Johnny Peluyera was a jokester who loved to prank his friends and family, relatives said. Meredith Colias-pete, Post-Tribune, "Merrillville teen, 16, killed in Xbox robbery remembered as a prankster, avid gamer," 15 June 2019 On the contrary, Chris is actually known to many as the resident jokester of the cast. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Chris Sullivan Reveals How Toby’s Depression Took a Toll on Him," 19 Mar. 2019 And then there's Jon Huertas, the jokester extraordinaire always cracking people up. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Chrissy Metz Says This Is Us Fans Have Kate All Wrong," 19 Mar. 2019 With a new husband there were new rules to follow; Corey was a jokester, always playing pranks, and didn’t like rules. Claire Galofaro, The Seattle Times, "Moms of the dead from drugs: “Where is the outrage for us?”," 29 Jan. 2019 Kevin Hart fans may want to think twice about bringing their cell phones to the jokester's shows. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "Kevin Hart bans phones during Florida comedy performance," 31 July 2018 Eric Christian Olsen, the actor behind NCIS: Los Angeles jokester Marty Deeks, has been in the spotlight a lot lately—and not just for his work on the popular procedural. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Is Eric Christian Olsen Leaving 'NCIS: Los Angeles?'," 16 Dec. 2018 Most of these jokesters were late baby boomers and Gen X-ers, people who were raised by television and pop culture and could see all the seams. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Alt-right internet mobs are attacking celebrities with their own jokes. The irony is stark.," 27 July 2018 He will be remembered by his outgoing, fun-loving personality and being the family jokester., "Carl J. LaRosa," 2 May 2018

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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: a person who tells or makes many jokes

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