Synonyms for joker

Grammar : Noun
Spell : joh-ker
Phonetic Transcription : ˈdʒoʊ kər

Top 10 synonyms for joker Other synonyms for the word joker

Définition of joker

Origin :
  • 1729, "jester, merry fellow," agent noun from joke (v.). In generic slang use for "any man, fellow, chap" by 1811, which probably is the source of the meaning "odd face card in the deck" (1868). An 1857 edition of Hoyle's "Games" lists a card game called Black Joke in which all face cards were called jokers.
  • American manufacturers of playing-cards are wont to include a blank card at the top of the pack; and it is, alas! true that some thrifty person suggested that the card should not be wasted. This was the origin of the joker. ["St. James's Gazette," 1894]
  • noun person who kids, teases
Example sentences :
  • But what strikes me here is that a joker should not have been satisfied with an ordinary Roman coin.
  • Extract from : « The Book of the Damned » by Charles Fort
  • The joker dropped down from the branch almost on top of them.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters » by Charles Henry Lerrigo
  • Come to think of it, what had this joker done with his clothes?
  • Extract from : « The Best Made Plans » by Everett B. Cole
  • Albion was "consid'able of a joker," Mr. Peaslee reflected gloomily.
  • Extract from : « The Calico Cat » by Charles Miner Thompson
  • Albion Small, who was "consid'able of a joker," suddenly choked.
  • Extract from : « The Calico Cat » by Charles Miner Thompson
  • Then he remembered that Braceway was not that kind of a joker.
  • Extract from : « The Winning Clue » by James Hay, Jr.
  • The barman had the misfortune to be a joker of the practical kind.
  • Extract from : « The Dop Doctor » by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • How amusing this big frog, the magician or joker, as you term him.
  • Extract from : « Cupology » by Clara
  • The joke had been turned against the joker, and in the most primitive and direct way.
  • Extract from : « The Fighting Edge » by William MacLeod Raine
  • As he was ironical and a joker, he spoke of Putois as if he were a real being.
  • Extract from : « Putois » by Anatole France
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