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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Jester


JEST'ER, noun A person given to jesting, sportive talk and merry pranks.

--He rambled up and down

With shallow jesters.

1. One given to sarcasm.

Now, as a jester I accost you.

2. A buffoon; a merry-andrew, a person formerly retained by princes to make sport for them.