Synonyms and Antonyms of jester
a person (as a writer) noted for or specializing in humor
- A gentle jester, the cartoonist more often tries to evoke a broad smile than a hearty guffaw.
card, comedian, comic, droll, farceur, funnyman, humorist, joker, jokester, wag, wit
banterer, cutup, kidder, knockabout, practical joker, prankster, quipster, teaser, wisecracker
buffoon, clown, fool, harlequin, zany
caricaturist, lampooner, parodist, satirist
a person formerly kept in a royal or noble household to amuse with jests and pranks
- The king called for some much-needed entertainment from his jester.
buffoon, clown, comedian, comedienne, comic, cutup, droll, harlequin, joker, jokester, madcap, merry-andrew, vice, wag, zany