japester

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

jape +‎ -ster

Noun[edit]

japester (plural japesters)

  1. One who japes; a jester or prankster.
    • 2009 August 30, Jonathan Lethem, “Eyes Wide Open”, New York Times:
      Moore is an equal-opportunity japester: heroes and villains both crack wise with Chandleresque vivacity, so you can’t use cleverness as a moral index.