jester

Definitions:

  • One given to jesting.
  • A fool or buffoon at medieval courts.
  • A story-teller; a reciter of tales, adventures, and romances.
  • One who is addicted to jesting; one who is given to witticisms, jokes, and pranks.
  • A court-fool or professed sayer of witty things and maker of amusement, maintained by a prince or noble in the middle ages and later.
  • A buffoon; a merry-andrew; a court fool.
  • A person addicted to jesting, or to indulgence in light and amusing talk.
  • one who <xref>jests</xref>, jokes or mocks
  • a person in bright <xref>garb</xref> and <xref>fool’s cap</xref> who amused a <xref>mediaeval</xref> <xref>royal</xref> <xref>court</xref>.
  • a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages
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