Joker - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʒoʊkər|  American pronunciation of the word joker
Brit.  |ˈdʒəʊkə|  British pronunciation of the word joker

noun

- a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes (syn: jokester)
- a person who does something thoughtless or annoying(syn: turkey)

some joker is blocking the driveway

- 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

- a playing card that is usually printed with a picture of a jester

Examples

Jokers are wild in this game.

I can't believe I let that joker beat me.

Some joker hit our car.

Mr. Dingleton turned out to be a tall, rather thin, pleasant-looking joker.

Look at that joker - he's doing 25 miles an hour at the most.

A shame to let a joker like this win. (H. Robbins)

some joker is blocking the driveway

when I demanded my money he showed me the joker in the contract

...Batman is the Joker's main nemesis and always foils his wicked plots....

The joker is a wild card.

Word forms

noun
singular: joker
plural: jokers
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