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tummler

[too m-ler] /ˈtʊm lər/
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
1930-1935
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
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tummler

/ˈtʌmlə/
noun
1.
a comedian or other entertainer employed to encourage audience participation or to encourage guests at a resort to take part in communal activities
Word Origin
C20: Yiddish, from tumlen to stir, bustle
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