Definition of joker:
gimmick, zany, impediment, bastard, numpty, boor, fellow, buck, schmuck, varmint, snag, scum, airhead, maniac, guy, rider, gagger, dog, cur, snake, jokester, rotter, sleazeball, fink, cretin, hitch, toad, sod, farceur, male, vermin, slime, quipster, fool, chuff, house of cards, sleazebag, jack, bugger, bomb, hombre, churl, slob, lad, bloke, dope, scumbag, club, lout, crumb, droll, land mine, pill, face card, proviso, beast, cat, deuce, dumb blond, gagster, chap, diamond, swine, hound, gentleman, chappie, stinker, kicker, deck, idiot, so-and-so, blighter, joe, gotcha, rat fink, ace, fella, dude, bleeder, catch, good-time Charlie, buzzard, booby trap, laughter, scuzzball, galoot, louse, be (always) good for a laugh, skunk, turkey, crud, heel, creep, catch-22, gent, bounder, reptile, article, lump, cad, sleaze, a figure of fun, laughing stock, rat, stinkard, slimeball, heart, dud, dirtbag.
- "Her Mother's Secret", Emma D. E. N. Southworth.
- "Annie Kilburn A Novel", W. D. Howells.
- "Life on the Stage", Clara Morris.