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Webster 1913 Edition


Jester

Jest′er

,
Noun.
[Cf.
Gestour
.]
1.
A buffoon; a merry-andrew; a court fool.
This . . . was Yorick’s skull, the king's
jester
.
Shakespeare
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
.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Jester

JEST'ER

,
Noun.
A person given to jesting, sportive talk and merry pranks.
--He rambled up and down
With shallow jesters.
1.
One given to sarcasm.
Now, as a jester, I accost you.
2.
A buffoon; a merry-andrew, a person formerly retained by princes to make sport for them.

Definition 2022


jester

jester

English

Painting of jesters playing Cochonnet by Eduardo Zamacois y Zabala.
Jesters

Noun

jester (plural jesters)

  1. One who jests, jokes or mocks.
  2. A person in colorful garb and fool's cap who amused a medieval and early modern royal or noble court.

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