from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One given to jesting.
- n. A fool or buffoon at medieval courts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. one who jests, jokes or mocks
- n. a person in bright garb and fool’s cap who amused a mediaeval royal court.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A buffoon; a merry-andrew; a court fool.
- n. A person addicted to jesting, or to indulgence in light and amusing talk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A story-teller; a reciter of tales, adventures, and romances.
- n. One who is addicted to jesting; one who is given to witticisms, jokes, and pranks.
- n. A court-fool or professed sayer of witty things and maker of amusement, maintained by a prince or noble in the middle ages and later.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages
jest + -er (Wiktionary)