Definition Of jester

noun

a professional joker or “fool” at a medieval court, typically wearing a cap with bells on it and carrying a mock scepter.

The gray-furred Child laughed, cavorting around the confused guards like a court jester in a medieval kingdom.

Example Of jester

  • Adamson's Feste sings well and impresses as a talented professional court jester , but misses the deeper, darker tones of the part.

  • Being mad as a porphyric hatter, evidently, monarchy just went along with those jolly court jesters , and then damned the resulting tea party.

  • Children clowned around with a jester at a fun workshop on April Fool's Day.

  • Like the jester at a medieval court whose caperings and quips recalled the king to sanity, he aimed only to remind the world of its duty.

  • Many jesters and fools spoke a gibberish language called Grammelot that was first described over 500 years ago.


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