Definition of Jester

1. Noun. A professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages.

Exact synonyms: Fool, Motley Fool
Generic synonyms: Buffoon, Clown, Goof, Goofball, Merry Andrew
Derivative terms: Fool, Jest, Jest



Definition of Jester

1. n. A buffoon; a merry-andrew; a court fool.

Definition of Jester

1. Noun. one who jests, jokes or mocks ¹

2. Noun. a person in bright garb and fool’s cap who amused a mediaeval royal court. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jester

1. one that jests [n -S] - See also: jests

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jester

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jester (current term)
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Literary usage of Jester

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1. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes, Henry George Bohn (1865)
"Wit for the Ton, the convivial jester, or Sam Foote's last Budget opened. ... The Merry Companion and happy jester, the complete Museum of Wit, true Fun, ..."

2. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes, Henry George Bohn (1890)
"Wit for the Ton, the convivial jester, or 8am Foote'a last Budget opened. Lond. ... Lord Chesterfield's London and Country jester for Ladies and Gentlemen, ..."

3. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"(Л) Кип/ топ der Rosen, private jester to the Emperor Maximilian I. (a) Le ... (с) Patche, Cardinal Wolsey'e jester, whom he transferred to Henry VIII. as ..."

4. The reader's handbook of allusions, references, plots and stories by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1880)
"DEARIE, a court jester to James I. Contemporary with Thorn. DA'GOMET (Sir), jester to king Arthur. He was knighted by the king himself. ..."

5. The reader's handbook of allusions, references, plots and stories by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1882)
"OS, doctor and jester to Louis XVIII. He was the very prince of mimics. ... RIE, a court jester to James I. Contemporary with Thorn. DA'GONET (Sir), jester ..."

6. A Present to Youths & Young Men: Printed for Private Circulation, and by Edmund Shorthouse (1891)
"THE jester. N bygone days of English History—when the Nobles lived in Castles surrounded by their Retainers—the long Winters were dreary enough times. ..."

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