Jest"er, n. [Cf. Gestour.]


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.


A person addicted to jesting, or to indulgence in light and amusing talk.

He ambled up and down With shallow jesters. Shak.


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