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Dictionary Definition

joker

Noun

1 a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes [syn: jokester]
2 a person who does something thoughtless or annoying; "some joker is blocking the driveway" [syn: turkey]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A person who makes jokes.
  2. A funny person
  3. A jester.
  4. 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. An unspecified, vaguely disreputable person.
    Some joker keeps changing this web page.
  6. In the context of "New Zealand English|colloquial": A man.

Synonyms

Translations

person who makes jokes
jester
See fool''
playing card
  • Finnish: jokeri
  • French: joker
  • German: Joker
  • Greek: μπαλαντέρ (balantér)
  • Italian: jolly
  • Maltese: ġowker
  • Portuguese: coringa
  • Russian: джокер (džóker)
  • Spanish: comodín

Related terms

French

Pronunciation

Noun

joker m
  1. joker (playing card)

Extensive Definition

Joker may refer to:
In music:
In other characters:
Joker may also be used for:

See also

joker in Danish: Joker
joker in German: Joker
joker in French: Joker
joker in Italian: Joker (disambigua)
joker in Dutch: Joker
joker in Japanese: ジョーカー
joker in Norwegian: Joker
joker in Portuguese: Joker
joker in Slovenian: Joker
joker in Finnish: Jokeri
joker in Swedish: Joker

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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