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Jester, 1) one who cracks jokes, a scoffer: β€œ--s do oft prove prophets,” Lr. V, 3, 71.
2) one who knows to take a joke, one not overearnest: β€œthe parson is no j.” Wiv. II, 1, 218.
3) a buffoon, a licensed fool: Ado II, 1, 142. Ado II, 1, 142 Tw. II, 4, 11. H4A III, 2, 61. H4B V, 5, 52. Hml. V, 1, 199.
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