Definitions for jokerˈdʒoʊ kər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jok•erˈdʒoʊ kər(n.)

  1. a person who jokes.

  2. one of two extra playing cards in a pack, usu. imprinted with the figure of a jester, used in some games as the highest card or as a wild card.

    Category: Games

  3. a seemingly minor clause or expression inserted in a legal document, legislative bill, etc., to change its effect.

    Category: Government

  4. an unexpected or final element that completely changes or reverses a situation or result.

  5. an expedient for getting the better of someone.

  6. Informal. a person considered unworthy of respect.

    Category: Informal

  7. a prankster or wise guy.

Origin of joker:

1720–30

Princeton's WordNet

  1. joker, jokester(noun)

    a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes

  2. joker, turkey(noun)

    a person who does something thoughtless or annoying

    "some joker is blocking the driveway"

  3. joker(noun)

    an inconspicuous clause in a document or bill that affects its meaning in a way that is not immediately apparent

    "when I demanded my money he showed me the joker in the contract"

  4. joker(noun)

    a playing card that is usually printed with a picture of a jester

Wiktionary

  1. joker(Noun)

    A person who makes jokes.

  2. joker(Noun)

    A funny person

  3. joker(Noun)

    A jester.

  4. joker(Noun)

    A playing card that features a picture of a joker (that is, a jester) and that may be used as a wild card in some card games.

  5. joker(Noun)

    An unspecified, vaguely disreputable person.

    Some joker keeps changing this web page.

  6. joker(Noun)

    A man.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Joker(noun)

    one who makes jokes or jests

  2. Joker(noun)

    see Rest bower, under 2d Bower


Translations for joker

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

joker(noun)

in a pack of playing-cards, an extra card (usually having a picture of a jester) used in some games.

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