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English Dictionary: Joker by the DICT Development Group
3 results for Joker
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes [syn: joker, jokester]
  2. a person who does something thoughtless or annoying; "some joker is blocking the driveway"
    Synonym(s): joker, turkey
  3. 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"
  4. a playing card that is usually printed with a picture of a jester
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Joker \Jok"er\, n.
      1. One who makes jokes or jests.
      2. (Card Playing) See {Rest bower}, under 2d {Bower}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bower \Bow"er\ (bou"[etil]r), n. [G. bauer a peasant. So called
      from the figure sometimes used for the knave in cards. See
      One of the two highest cards in the pack commonly used in the
      game of euchre.
      {Right bower}, the knave of the trump suit, the highest card
            (except the [bd]Joker[b8]) in the game.
      {Left bower}, the knave of the other suit of the same color
            as the trump, being the next to the right bower in value.
      {Best bower} or {Joker}, in some forms of euchre and some
            other games, an extra card sometimes added to the pack,
            which takes precedence of all others as the highest card.
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