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jester definition

  • noun:
    • One directed at jesting.
    • A fool or buffoon at medieval process of law.
    • one that jests, jokes or mocks
    • a person in bright garb and fool’s cap who amused a mediaeval royal court.
    • A buffoon; a merry-andrew; a court trick.
    • an individual addicted to jesting, or to indulgence in light and amusing talk.
    • A story-teller; a reciter of stories, activities, and romances.
    • a person who is addicted to jesting; person who is given to witticisms, jokes, and pranks.
    • A court-fool or professed sayer of amusing things and manufacturer of amusement, maintained by a prince or noble in the middle many years and soon after.
    • a professional clown used to host a king or nobleman in the Middle years
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