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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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.

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Playing cards in English · playing cards (layout · text)
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ace deuce, two three four five six seven
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eight nine ten jack, knave queen king joker, jolly joker

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English joker.

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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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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)
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as deux trois quatre cinq six sept
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huit neuf dix valet dame roi joker

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Polish[edit]

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joker m anim

  1. (card games) joker

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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)
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ás dois, duque três, terno quatro, quadra cinco, quina seis, sena sete, manilha
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oito nove dez valete dama rei jóquer, joker,
coringa, curinga

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French joker, English joker.

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joker m (plural jokeri)

  1. (card games) joker

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