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JOKER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does joker mean? 

JOKER (noun)
  The noun JOKER has 4 senses:

1. a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes
2. a person who does something thoughtless or annoying
3. an inconspicuous clause in a document or bill that affects its meaning in a way that is not immediately apparent
4. a playing card that is usually printed with a picture of a jester

  Familiarity information: JOKER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


JOKER (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who enjoys telling or playing jokes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

joker; jokester

Hypernyms ("joker" is a kind of...):

comedian; comic (a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts)


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Meaning:

A person who does something thoughtless or annoying

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

joker; turkey

Context example:

some joker is blocking the driveway

Hypernyms ("joker" is a kind of...):

disagreeable person; unpleasant person (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)


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Meaning:

An inconspicuous clause in a document or bill that affects its meaning in a way that is not immediately apparent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

when I demanded my money he showed me the joker in the contract

Hypernyms ("joker" is a kind of...):

article; clause (a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will))


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Meaning:

A playing card that is usually printed with a picture of a jester

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("joker" is a kind of...):

playing card (one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games)


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