from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who tells or plays jokes.
- n. An insolent person who seeks to make a show of cleverness.
- n. Informal An annoying or inept person: Some joker is blocking my driveway.
- n. Games A playing card, usually printed with a picture of a jester, used in certain games as the highest-ranking card or as a wild card.
- n. A minor clause in a document such as a legislative bill that voids or changes its original or intended purpose.
- n. An unforeseen but important difficulty, fact, or circumstance.
- n. A deceptive means of getting the better of someone.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who makes jokes.
- n. A funny person.
- n. A jester.
- n. 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.
- n. An unspecified, vaguely disreputable person.
- n. A man.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who makes jokes or jests.
- n. See Best bower, under 2d Bower.
- n. An extra card usually included in a deck of playing cards, having the same design as the others on the back, but on the face having a picture of a jester. It is not included in the deck used in most games, but in certain games may be included and then takes on a special value, such as the highest-valued card, or a wild card.
- n. A clause placed in a document, such as a contract or a piece of legislation, not itself appearing significant, but in a subtle way substantially changing the effect of the document.
- n. Any fact or condition which is unknown or not apparent, which reverses an apparently advantageous position; a kicker.
- n. A person; a fellow; a chap; -- usually used in a mildly disparaging sense.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who jokes, in speech or in deed; a jester; a merry fellow.
- n. A playing-card, either blank or having some comical or other special device, added to a pack, and used in some games, as in euchre. It is always a trump, and generally the highest trump. Often called jolly joker.
- n. Figuratively, something concealed that wins the game; a trick under an innocent guise: as, a joker in a legislative bill.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an inconspicuous clause in a document or bill that affects its meaning in a way that is not immediately apparent
- n. a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes
- n. a playing card that is usually printed with a picture of a jester
- n. a person who does something thoughtless or annoying
No creepy mastermind villain showing how and why a criminal like the joker is the way he is.
This kid thinks BIG! and you should listen to him watching the Outdoor and VS channel critiquing the hunters and this little joker is right!
And that joker is the PM … ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha on April 16, 2010 at 1: 27 pm Agent Zig Zag
And this joker is trying to pawn Baathist genocidaire Saddam Hussein off as being ‘right wing’.
-- Morgan Freeman wonka bar aww yes, the joker is back ... maybe Joseph Gordon Levitt could write it? blog comments powered by Disqus
The joker is wild and Obama's house of cards is begining to come tumbling down!!!
Maybe it's just because the joker is that kind of character?
The joker is an essential character to batman and it would be a shame to have to sacrifice the story.
The joker is the main villian of batman because they are complete opposites of each other!
I think that the joker should be in the 3rd flim but the bar as joker is set way to high for another actor to replace him.