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

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Of the new folks, Hader is probably the standout, transforming young Finn Wolfhard’s motormouthed jokester into an appropriately jaded and embittered stand-up comic who’s only half-convinced Pennywise can be defeated. David Sims, The Atlantic, "It Chapter Two Is a Blockbuster Horror Epic," 3 Sep. 2019 There’s another troupe to applaud besides the acrobats, musicians, jugglers and jokesters taking center stage (tent?) at Teatro ZinZanni. Phil Vettel,, "Teatro ZinZanni’s ‘Love, Chaos and Dinner’ ... so how’s the dinner?," 21 July 2019 Prince William, classic dad jokester, quipped that his brood would be fighting over the presents. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton Gives a Sweet Update About How Prince Louis Is Doing," 28 Nov. 2018 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

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of jokester

: a person who tells or makes many jokes

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