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jester

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1 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

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2 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

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The first known use of jester was in the 15th century

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“Jester.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/jester. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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