Adjective "joker" definition and examples

(Joker may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈdʒəʊkə/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A person who is fond of joking.
  1. 'It's the jokers who cover over the ashes with hot pokers stemmed from their own rebuttal, sitting around the cold coal fire in my living room, bunting one another with harsh words.'
  2. 'That evening the poet returned, but he brought with him a dozen friends - writers of every sort, and painters, and thinkers, and jokers.'
  3. 'Dirt and discomfort apart, there are the eve-teasers and jokers doing their acrobatics on the footboard who stick out as the sore-thumbs.'
  4. 'Extroverts may become withdrawn, natural jokers humourless, and placid individuals short-tempered and aggressive.'
  5. 'A joker to his friends up front, but a joke to everyone else.'
  6. 'For almost all Jewish writers, the master ironist, the joker, is life itself.'
  7. 'I suppose that's about where you want to end up with these guys, the half of them who are jokers, and the other half who set the jokers up.'
  8. 'Wholesome families may be fine, but jokers want to be wild.'
  9. '‘This place is full of jokers,’ laughed the life-long United fan.'
  10. 'Anyway, you can always spot a person from Osaka as they always make bad jokes apparently - the jokers of Japan, a bit like the way that all Scousers are funny in the UK.'
  11. 'In the veritable fashion parade, which goes on, teachers are jokers and the butt of all pranks.'
  12. 'I have enough trouble finding a spare plug for the Christmas tree without going a whole month without the stereo, how do these jokers manage it?'
  13. 'The Bahamian worker can ill afford to have union dues subtracted from the pay envelope, to support uneducated jokers who know nothing about economics, to bring the wheels of the economy to a standstill.'
  14. 'All these jokers not only want to have their cake and eat it too, but smash it in the public's face.'
  15. 'What part of ‘Congress shall make no law’ don't these jokers understand?'
  16. 'Really, given the spurious arguments these jokers advance for and against the cross, this is as good a compromise as we can possibly get.'
  17. 'Still I'm not letting any of these jokers write me any references or be character witnesses if I even get into trouble.'
  18. 'And these jokers would have the nerve to say they are more civilized than me.'
  19. 'Those two jokers may be happy in their never-never land, but it's time they recognised reality.'
  20. 'They mocked them and saw them as jokers or losers.'
  21. 'These jokers are trying to make everyone cranky and blaming it all on us.'
A playing card, typically bearing the figure of a jester, used in some games as a wild card.
  1. 'The joker is a wild card which can be used only as an ace, or to complete a straight, a flush or a straight flush.'
  2. 'However we play that if the highest card is a wild card or joker then the ‘real card’ will win.'
  3. 'You can also make a meld consisting entirely of wild cards - twos and jokers.'
  4. 'The game requires two 52 card decks with jokers, and either a different color poker chip for each player or a different size coin.'
  5. 'Players may agree before the game begins that the jokers will be worth 50 points rather than 25.'
  6. 'If it is a 9,8 or 7, a game of null is played without trumps, but the jokers are the highest cards of the suit of the drawn card.'
  7. 'Silly me, I forgot that every deck has two jokers.'
  8. 'Some people also use jokers as wild cards, which can represent any rank.'
  9. 'New players may wonder what is the purpose of using a different tile as the joker for each game.'
  10. 'The first player to collect all four sevens wins. [There are no jokers in this game.]'
A clause unobtrusively inserted in a bill or document and affecting its operation in a way not immediately apparent.

    More definitions

    1. a person who jokes.

    2. one of two extra playing cards in a pack, usually imprinted with the figure of a jester, used in some games as the highest card or as a wild card.

    3. U.S. Politics. a clause or expression inserted in a legislative bill with the unavowed object of defeating the ostensible purpose of the bill if passed.

    4. a seemingly minor, unsuspected clause or wording that is put into an agreement, legal document, etc., to change its effect.

    5. an unexpected or final fact, f

    More examples(as adjective)

    "people/places/organizations can be joker."

    Phrase

    the joker in the pack