From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jester \Jest"er\, n. [Cf. Gestour.]
   1. A buffoon; a merry-andrew; a court fool.
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            This . . . was Yorick's skull, the king's jester.
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            Dressed in the motley garb that jesters wear.
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   2. A person addicted to jesting, or to indulgence in light
      and amusing talk.
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            He ambled up and down
            With shallow jesters.                 --Shak.
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