Definitions for: Jester


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Jest"er, n. [Cf. Gestour.]
1. A buffoon; a merry-andrew; a court fool.

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

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. --Shak.

Synonyms: fool

See Also: buffoon, clown, merry andrew

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