neverthriving

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English[edit]

A neverthriving performing in San Francisco.

Etymology[edit]

never +‎ thriving. Included in a list of collective nouns in the Book of Saint Albans, published in 1486.

Noun[edit]

neverthriving (plural neverthrivings)

  1. (very rare, often humorous) A group of jugglers.
    • 1994 1 April, labegael, “Re: What's average?”, rec.juggling, Usenet:
      where did i go wrong? *sob, sob* i merely wanted to point out that not all neverthrivings consist of solely men, that there are some average juggling women.......who don't have testicles.
    • 2005 4 April, Scott Seltzer, “Re: - Voting results and next theme”, rec.juggling, Usenet:
      For those who don't know, there was a juggling party (not quite a convention, but an informal neverthriving) in Bermuda over the weekend.
    • 2012, Jeff Strickler, "Juggling is bouncing back", Star Tribune, 30 October 2012:
      Minnesota Neverthriving (15th-century jargon for a company of jugglers) meets in south Minneapolis.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.