tummler

tummler

[toom-ler]
noun
1.
a male entertainer, as formerly employed by resorts in the Catskill Mountains, who combined the duties of a comedian, activities director, and master of ceremonies to keep the guests amused throughout the day.
2.
any lively, prankish, or mischievous man.

Origin:
1930–35; < Yiddish tumler one who makes a racket, stir, equivalent to tuml(en) to make a racket + -er -er1; compare Middle High German getümel noise; see tumble

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To tummler
Collins
World English Dictionary
tummler (ˈtʌmlə)
 
n
a comedian or other entertainer employed to encourage audience participation or to encourage guests at a resort to take part in communal activities
 
[C20: Yiddish, from tumlen to stir, bustle]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;