Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One given to jesting.
  • n. A fool or buffoon at medieval courts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. one who jests, jokes or mocks
  • n. a person in bright garb and fool’s cap who amused a mediaeval royal court.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A buffoon; a merry-andrew; a court fool.
  • n. A person addicted to jesting, or to indulgence in light and amusing talk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A story-teller; a reciter of tales, adventures, and romances.
  • n. One who is addicted to jesting; one who is given to witticisms, jokes, and pranks.
  • n. 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

jest +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

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    February 8, 2009

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    February 7, 2009

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    February 6, 2009