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joker

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of joker

  1. 1 a person (as a writer) noted for or specializing in humor he's the joker of the family, always making us laugh Synonyms of joker card, comedian, comic, droll, farceur, funnyman, gagger, gagman, gagster, jester, humorist, jokester, wag, witWords Related to joker comedienne, entertainer; banterer, cutup, kidder, knockabout, practical joker, prankster, quipper, quipster, teaser, wisecracker; buffoon, clown, fool, harlequin, zany; caricaturist, lampooner, parodist, satirist

  2. 2 a person whose behavior is offensive to others just ignore that joker and his rude comments Synonyms of joker bastard, beast, bleeder [British], blighter [chiefly British], boor, bounder, bugger, buzzard, cad, chuff, churl, clown, creep, cretin, crud [slang], crumb [slang], cur, dirtbag [slang], dog, fink, heel, hound, jerk, louse, lout, pill, rat, rat fink, reptile, rotter, schmuck [slang], scum, scumbag [slang], scuzzball [slang], skunk, sleaze, sleazebag [slang], sleazeball [slang], slime, slimeball [slang], slob, snake, so-and-so, sod [chiefly British], stinkard, stinker, swine, toad, varmint, verminWords Related to joker barbarian, brute, caveman, Neanderthal, savage; loudmouth, vulgarian; lowlife, miscreant, rascal, rogue, roughneck, scab, scamp, scoundrel, villain, wretch; booby, doofus [slang], fool, jackass, nincompoop, ninny, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, nut, schmo (or schmoe) [slang]; airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, dink [slang], dolt, dope, dork [slang], goon, half-wit, idiot, imbecile, moron, turkey; brat, insolent, nuisance, pest, snip; snob, snoot, snot; dweeb [slang], nerdNear Antonyms of joker hero, heroine, idol, role model; gentleman, lady; angel, saint

  3. 3 an adult male human being sat at the bar next to some poor joker who had just lost his job Synonyms of joker bastard, bloke [chiefly British], buck, cat, chap [chiefly British], chappie [British], dude, fella, fellow, galoot [slang], gent, gentleman, guy, hombre, jack, joe, man, lad, maleWords Related to joker master, mister, sir; buddy, buster

  4. 4 a danger or difficulty that is hidden or not easily recognized read the contract carefully before signing to make sure there aren't any jokers Synonyms of joker booby trap, catch, catch-22, gimmick, gotcha, hitch, pitfall, land mine, snagWords Related to joker snare, trap, trip wire, web; hazard, peril, risk; bomb, bombshell, kicker, surprise (also surprize); bait, decoy, lure



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