jester jester  /ˈdʒɛ stər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages

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Usage(s):

  1. Playing practical jokes is a way of keeping the crew loose, asserting the primal jester inside the armor of a star's machismo.
  2. The first book was by David and Tom Gardner, a brother act in jester hats with the catchy title of Motley Fool Investment Guide.
  3. The Nixonian court jester may well be Red Skelton.

News

  1. FALSE ALARM?Bolivian President's Plane Diverted on Snowden Fear

    EXCLUSIVE: Pro-US Hacker 'The Jester' Takes Aim at Nations Helping Snowden Snowden's Dad Praises Son in Open Letter DNI Chief Apologizes for 'Erroneous' Answer on NSA Surveillance
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. 'MISTAKES WILL HAPPEN' Intel Chief Clapper Admits 'Erroneous' NSA Statement

    Bolivian President's Plane Diverted on Snowden Fear EXCLUSIVE: Pro-US Hacker 'The Jester' Takes Aim at Nations Helping Snowden Snowden's Dad Praises Son in Open Letter
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Fox News

  3. OBITUARY: Kevin Lee Jester

    Kevin Lee Jester, 54, of Shawneetown, passed away 11:08 a.m. July 1, 2013, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Ind.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: The Harrisburg Daily Register

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Quotes

  1. Wright, a forward who earned 31 England caps, said: "I feel like I'm just there as a comedy jester to break the ice with Alan Shearer and Alan Hansen, who just do run-of-the-mill things. I can't do that any more. People want something different."
    on Apr 17, 2008 By: Ian Wright Source: Times Online

  2. "It kind of humbled me and made me remember what my job is," Bentley explained. "If I'd been born 300 years ago I'd be a court jester and get kicked in the butt and told to put on a hat and sing songs and make people happy."
    on Feb 17, 2009 By: Dierks Bentley Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. In a letter to Franklin, PETA spokesperson Dan Matthews writes, "Music lovers may think of you as a 'queen,' but to animal lovers, you are a court jester . . . Why not shed the old-fashioned look that adds pounds to your frame and detracts from your...
    on Feb 17, 2008 By: Dan Mathews Source: Monsters and Critics.com

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