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Meaning of JESTER

Pronunciation:  'jestur

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

JESTER is a 6 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: fool
 See Also: buffoon, clown, merry andrew



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Jest"er\, n. [Cf. {Gestour}.]
1. A buffoon; a merry-andrew; a court fool.

         This . . . was Yorick's skull, the king's jester.

         Dressed in the motley garb that jesters wear.

2. A person addicted to jesting, or to indulgence in light
   and amusing talk.

         He ambled up and down With shallow jesters. --Shak.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a jester in your dream, symbolizes that petty things and silly pastimes will cause you to ignore important matters.
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