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joker

noun [C] uk   /ˈdəʊ.kər/ us    /ˈdʒoʊ.kɚ/

joker noun [C] (CARD)

a special playing card that can be given any value and is used in some card games instead of any other card

joker noun [C] (FUNNY PERSON)

someone who likes telling funny stories or doing stupid things in order to make people laugh: He's always been a joker and can't resist playing tricks on people.

joker noun [C] (ANNOYING PERSON)

informal a person who has done something that annoys you: Some joker keeps setting off the fire alarm.
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