• A person who makes jokes.
  • A funny person.
  • A jester.
  • 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.
  • An unspecified, vaguely disreputable person.
  • A man.
  • A clause in a contract that undermines its apparent provisions.
  • A friendly unit that acts as a suspected hostile unit in a military excercise.


  • joke + -er, but in the sense of a playing card possibly by alteration of Jucker, also the origin of the name of the card game euchre.

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