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EtymologyEdit

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.

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

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DanishEdit

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joker

  1. joker (playing card)

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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Playing cards in French · cartes à jouer (layout · text)
             
as deux trois quatre cinq six sept
             
huit neuf dix valet dame roi joker

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joker m anim

  1. (card games) joker

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PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

joker m (plural jokers)

  1. Alternative form of jóquer

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Playing cards in Portuguese · cartas de baralho (layout · text)
             
ás dois, duque três, terno quatro, quadra cinco, quina seis, sena sete, manilha
             
oito nove dez valete dama rei jóquer, joker,
coringa, curinga

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French joker, English joker.

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joker m (plural jokeri)

  1. (card games) joker

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