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entertainer

[en-ter-tey-ner] /ˌɛn tərˈteɪ nər/
noun
1.
a singer, comedian, dancer, reciter, or the like, especially a professional one.
2.
a person who entertains; host:
She was one of the capital's great entertainers.
Origin of entertainer
1525-1535
1525-35; entertain + -er1
Related forms
preentertainer, noun
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entertainer

/ˌɛntəˈteɪnə/
noun
1.
a professional singer, comedian, or other performer who takes part in public entertainments
2.
any person who entertains
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Word Origin and History for entertainer
n.

"public performer," 1530s, agent noun from entertain.

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