Definition of joker noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdʒəʊkə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒoʊkər//
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  1. 1a person who likes making jokes or doing silly things to make people laugh He’s always been a bit of a joker.
  2. 2(informal) a person that you think is stupid because they annoy you
  3. 3 an extra playing card that is used in some card games, usually as a wild card
  4. Word Originearly 18th cent.: from the verb joke + -er.Idioms a person or thing who could change the way that things will happen in a way that cannot be predicted
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