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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. [1913 Webster] This . . . was Yorick's skull, the king's jester. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Dressed in the motley garb that jesters wear. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. A person addicted to jesting, or to indulgence in light and amusing talk. [1913 Webster] He ambled up and down With shallow jesters. --Shak. [1913 Webster]