Jester

Definition of Jester

Jest´er
n.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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Columbine, Hanswurst, Harlequin, Pantalone, Pantaloon, Polichinelle, Pulcinella, Punch, Punchinello, Scaramouch, banana, buffo, burlesquer, caricaturist, clown, comedian, comic, cutup, droll, epigrammatist, funnyman, gag writer, gagman, gagster, humorist, idiot, ironist, jack-pudding, joker, jokesmith, jokester, lampooner, madcap, merry-andrew, motley, motley fool, parodist, pickle-herring, prankster, punner, punster, quipster, reparteeist, satirist, wag, wagwit, wisecracker, wit, witling, zany
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