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Definition of "joker" []

  • One who tells or plays jokes. (noun)
  • An insolent person who seeks to make a show of cleverness. (noun)
  • Informal An annoying or inept person: Some joker is blocking my driveway. (noun)
  • Games A playing card, usually printed with a picture of a jester, used in certain games as the highest-ranking card or as a wild card. (noun)
  • A minor clause in a document such as a legislative bill that voids or changes its original or intended purpose. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "joker" in a sentence
  • "No creepy mastermind villain showing how and why a criminal like the joker is the way he is."
  • "This kid thinks BIG! and you should listen to him watching the Outdoor and VS channel critiquing the hunters and this little joker is right!"
  • "And that joker is the PM … ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha on April 16, 2010 at 1: 27 pm Agent Zig Zag"