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Jester

Jester Meaning & Definition
Jester Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Jester?

[n] a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the middle ages

Synonyms | Synonyms for Jester: fool

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See Also | buffoon | clown | merry andrew

Jester In Webster's Dictionary

\Jest"er\, n. [Cf. {Gestour}.] 1. A buffoon; a merry-andrew; a court fool. This . . . was Yorick's skull, the king's jester. --Shak. Dressed in the motley garb that jesters wear. --Longfellow. 2. A person addicted to jesting, or to indulgence in light and amusing talk. He ambled up and down With shallow jesters. --Shak.

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