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Origin and Meaning of Joker

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Jok"er
  1. One who makes jokes or jests.
  2. [Card Playing] See Best bower, under 2d Bower.
  3. [Card Playing] An extra card usually included in a deck of playing cards, having the same design as the others on the back, but on the face having a picture of a jester. It is not included in the deck used in most games, but in certain games may be included and then takes on a special value, such as the highest-valued card, or a wild card.
  4. A clause placed in a document, such as a contract or a piece of legislation, not itself appearing significant, but in a subtle way substantially changing the effect of the document.
  5. Hence:Any fact or condition which is unknown or not apparent, which reverses an apparently advantageous position; a kicker.
  6. A person; a fellow; a chap; -- usually used in a mildly disparaging sense; as, who's the joker who left the ice cream on the table?.
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  1. A playing card that is usually printed with a picture of a jester
  2. An inconspicuous clause in a document or bill that affects its meaning in a way that is not immediately apparent ("when I demanded my money he showed me the joker in the contract")
  3. A person who enjoys telling or playing jokes
  4. A person who does something thoughtless or annoying ("some joker is blocking the driveway")
  1. (card games) joker

Notable Persons Named Joker

Joker is a comics character.


Joker was born on May 12th, 1963 in Franklin, Kentucky. Joker is also known as Phillips, Joe, and Jr..


Joker P. Arroyo was a Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Makati's First District, Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Makati's Lone District, Senator of the Philippines, Member of thePhilippine House of RepresentativesfromMakati'sFirst Di. Joker was born on January 5th, 1927 in Naga, Camarines Sur. He died on October 5th, 2015.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Joker

Joker is a comics character.


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Fun Facts about the name Joker

  • When was the first name Joker first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Joker is Tuesday, May 15th, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Joker? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Joker. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Joker: Your name in reverse order is Rekoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jkroe. How do you pronounce that?

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  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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