Gestour Ges"tour, n. [See {Gest} a deed.] A reciter of gests or legendary tales; a story-teller. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Minstrels and gestours for to tell tales. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Jester — Jest er, n. [Cf. {Gestour}.] 1. A buffoon; a merry andrew; a court fool. [1913 Webster] This . . . was Yorick s skull, the king s jester. Shak. [1913 Webster] Dressed in the motley garb that jesters wear. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. A person… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jester — mid 14c., jestour (Anglo Latin), late 14c., gestour a minstrel, professional reciter of romances, agent noun from gesten recite a tale, which was a jester s original function (see JEST (Cf. jest)). Sense of buffoon in a prince s court is from… …   Etymology dictionary

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