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juggler

[juhg-ler] /ˈdʒʌg lər/
noun
1.
a person who performs juggling feats, as with balls or knives.
2.
a person who deceives by trickery; trickster.
Origin
1100
before 1100; Middle English jogelour, jogeler, jugelour < Anglo-French jogelour, jugelur, Old French jogleor, jougleor (see jongleur) ≪ Latin joculātor joker, equivalent to joculā() (see juggle) + -tor -tor; replacing Old English gēogelere magician, cognate with German Gaukler, both directly < Latin, as above
Can be confused
juggler, jugular.
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  • We marvel at the ice sculptures, the magician, and the juggler.
  • Once the sun goes down, a fire juggler and dancer perform on the ship's deck.
  • The visitors are entertained by the jay, who is a wonderful juggler.
  • There was also a performing juggler who happens to be a professor of mathematics.
  • You're a master juggler, and your audience is growing.
British Dictionary definitions for juggler

juggler

/ˈdʒʌɡlə/
noun
1.
a person who juggles, esp a professional entertainer
2.
a person who fraudulently manipulates facts or figures
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Word Origin and History for juggler
n.

c.1100, iugulere "jester, buffoon," also "wizard, sorcerer," from Old English geogelere "magician, conjurer," also from Anglo-French jogelour, Old French jogleor (accusative), from Latin ioculatorem (nominative ioculator) "joker," from ioculari "to joke, to jest" (see jocular). Connecting notion between "magician" and "juggler" is dexterity.

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Slang definitions & phrases for juggler

juggler

noun

pusher (1960s+ Narcotics)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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