joker

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See also: Joker and jóker

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

joke +‎ -er, but in the sense of a playing card possibly by alteration of Jucker, also the origin of the name of the card game euchre.

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Noun[edit]

joker (plural jokers)

  1. A person who makes jokes.
  2. (slang) A funny person.
  3. A jester.
    Synonyms: court jester, fool, jester
  4. A playing card that features a picture of a joker (that is, a jester) and that may be used as a wild card in some card games.
  5. An unspecified, vaguely disreputable person.
    Some joker keeps throwing eggs at my windows.
  6. (New Zealand, colloquial) A man.
  7. A clause in a contract that undermines its apparent provisions.
    • 1922, Farm Machinery and Equipment (page lxxxiii)
      Discussion of contracts and the many provisions contained therein led to a vote making it the sense of the convention that manufacturers should use a simple sales contract, free from jokers.
    • 1939, Canadian Parliament, Official Report of Debates, House of Commons (volume 218, page 858)
      Then, sir, on page 12 of the agreement there is a joker clause, which provides for payments in addition to the ten per cent, []
    • 1942, Billboard (volume 54, number 41, page 5)
      Stone claimed that there was a Joker in the contract, one clause (No. 2) calling for two weeks' notice and another (No. 8) calling for payment on a par-day basis after the first two weeks.
    • 1958, Duncan Leroy Kennedy, Bill drafting (page 12)
      The object of these provisions is to prevent insertion of "jokers" or "sleepers" in bills and securing passage under the false color of the title.
  8. (military) A friendly unit that acts as a suspected hostile unit in a military excercise.
    • 1998, APP-6A: Military Symbols for Land-Based Systems (page 9)
      Joker - A friendly track or contact acting as a "suspect" track for exercise purposes only. (STANAG 1241)

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Playing cards in English · playing cards (layout · text)
Ace of spades.svg 2 of spades.svg 3 of spades.svg 4 of spades.svg 5 of spades.svg 6 of spades.svg 7 of spades.svg
ace deuce, two three four five six seven
8 of spades.svg 9 of spades.svg 10 of spades.svg Jack of spades2.svg Queen of spades2.svg King of spades2.svg Joker black 02.svg
eight nine ten jack, knave queen king joker

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English joker.

Noun[edit]

joker

  1. joker (playing card)

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English joker.

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joker m (plural jokers, diminutive jokertje n)

  1. joker (playing card)
  2. any wild card or similar, even in non-card games

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English joker.

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joker m (plural jokers)

  1. (card games) joker
  2. (computing) wildcard
  3. (on a game show) lifeline
  4. (Scrabble) blank tile

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Playing cards in French · cartes à jouer (layout · text)
Ace of spades.svg 2 of spades.svg 3 of spades.svg 4 of spades.svg 5 of spades.svg 6 of spades.svg 7 of spades.svg
as deux trois quatre cinq six sept
8 of spades.svg 9 of spades.svg 10 of spades.svg Jack of spades2.svg Queen of spades2.svg King of spades2.svg Joker black 02.svg
huit neuf dix valet dame roi joker

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Polish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʐɔ.kɛr/
  • Rhymes: -ɔkɛr
  • Syllabification: jo‧ker

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joker m anim

  1. (card games) Alternative spelling of dżoker

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Further reading[edit]

  • joker in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • joker in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

joker m (plural jokers)

  1. Alternative form of jóquer

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Playing cards in Portuguese · cartas de baralho (layout · text)
Ace of spades.svg 2 of spades.svg 3 of spades.svg 4 of spades.svg 5 of spades.svg 6 of spades.svg 7 of spades.svg
ás dois, duque três, terno quatro, quadra cinco, quina seis, sena sete, bisca, manilha
8 of spades.svg 9 of spades.svg 10 of spades.svg Jack of spades2.svg Queen of spades2.svg King of spades2.svg Joker black 02.svg
oito nove dez valete dama rei jóquer, joker,
coringa, curinga

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French joker, English joker.

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Noun[edit]

joker m (plural jokeri)

  1. (card games) joker

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