jongleur

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French jongleur.

Noun[edit]

jongleur (plural jongleurs)

  1. An itinerant entertainer in medieval England and France; roles included song, music, acrobatics etc.; a troubadour.
    • J. R. Green
      Vivacity and picturesqueness of the jongleur's verse.
  2. A juggler; a conjurer.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French jangleor (and various other spellings) from jongler (to entertain)

Noun[edit]

jongleur m (plural jongleurs, feminine jongleuse)

  1. (dated) an entertainer
  2. a juggler

Descendants[edit]