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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (4)

1. a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes;
[syn: joker, jokester]

2. a person who does something thoughtless or annoying;
- Example: "some joker is blocking the driveway"
[syn: joker, turkey]

3. an inconspicuous clause in a document or bill that affects its meaning in a way that is not immediately apparent;
- Example: "when I demanded my money he showed me the joker in the contract"

4. a playing card that is usually printed with a picture of a jester;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Joker \Jok"er\, n. 1. One who makes jokes or jests. [1913 Webster] 2. (Card Playing) See Best bower, under 2d Bower. [1913 Webster] 3. (Card Playing) An extra card usually included in a deck of playing cards, having the same design as the others on the back, but on the face having a picture of a jester. It is not included in the deck used in most games, but in certain games may be included and then takes on a special value, such as the highest-valued card, or a wild card. [PJC] 4. A clause placed in a document, such as a contract or a piece of legislation, not itself appearing significant, but in a subtle way substantially changing the effect of the document. [PJC] 5. Hence: Any fact or condition which is unknown or not apparent, which reverses an apparently advantageous position; a kicker. [PJC] 6. A person; a fellow; a chap; -- usually used in a mildly disparaging sense; as, who's the joker who left the ice cream on the table?. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bower \Bow"er\ (bou"[~e]r), n. [G. bauer a peasant. So called from the figure sometimes used for the knave in cards. See Boor.] One of the two highest cards in the pack commonly used in the game of euchre. [1913 Webster] Right bower, the knave of the trump suit, the highest card (except the "Joker") in the game. Left bower, the knave of the other suit of the same color as the trump, being the next to the right bower in value. Best bower or Joker, in some forms of euchre and some other games, an extra card sometimes added to the pack, which takes precedence of all others as the highest card. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

joker n 1: a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes [syn: joker, jokester] 2: a person who does something thoughtless or annoying; "some joker is blocking the driveway" [syn: joker, turkey] 3: an inconspicuous clause in a document or bill that affects its meaning in a way that is not immediately apparent; "when I demanded my money he showed me the joker in the contract" 4: a playing card that is usually printed with a picture of a jester
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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