[jong-gler; French zhawn-glœr]
noun, plural jongleurs [jong-glerz; French zhawn-glœr] .
(in medieval France and Norman England) an itinerant minstrel or entertainer who sang songs, often of his own composition, and told stories.
Compare goliard.

1755–65; < French; Middle French jougleur (perhaps by misreading, ou being read on), Old French jogleor < Latin joculātor joker, equivalent to joculā() to joke + -tor -tor Unabridged
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jongleur (French ʒɔ̃ɡlœr)
(in medieval France) an itinerant minstrel
[C18: from Old French jogleour, from Latin joculātor joker, jester; see juggle]

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"wandering minstrel," 1779, from Norm.Fr. jongleur, variant of O.Fr. jogleor, from L. joculatorem "jester, joker" (see juggler).
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