One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a court jester’
fool, court fool, court jester
clown, harlequin, pantaloon
archaic buffoon, merry andrew, merryman, motley
2‘teachers don't usually like the class jester’
joker, comedian, comic, humorist, wag, wit, funny man, funny woman, prankster, jokester, clown, buffoon, character
informal card, case, caution, hoot, scream, laugh, kidder, wisecracker, riot, barrel of laughs
NZ Australian informal hard case
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