jug·​gler ˈjə-g(ə-)lər How to pronounce juggler (audio)
: one skilled in keeping several objects in motion in the air at the same time by alternately tossing and catching them
: one who performs tricks or acts of magic or deftness
: one who manipulates especially in order to achieve a desired end

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There will also be food trucks, crafts, Punch & Judy puppet show, juggler Tim Salisbury, Jester Randyl Lee magic show, live music and more. 4-9 p.m. Friday, 12-9 p.m. Saturday and 12-6 p.m. Sunday at Valade Park, 2670 E. Atwater in Detroit. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 17 Feb. 2023 Greg Kennedy, an engineer and juggler, demonstrates physics in a live show. Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel, 14 Feb. 2023 In Hillsboro, the Chabad Jewish Center of Hillsboro held its public menorah lighting at Orenco Station Plaza, with free doughnuts and latkes and a performance by fire juggler Rhys Thomas. oregonlive, 19 Dec. 2022 Peter Cannizzaro, a juggler in Boston Circus Guild, performs at First Night Boston on Friday. BostonGlobe.com, 31 Dec. 2022 Thus, the CIO of tomorrow is a juggler of critical business needs and change management, actively connecting people to the long-term purpose and pivoting them toward creativity and tech innovation. Dharmesh Acharya, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2022 The two-hour program featured entertainment by several local groups, a meet-and-greet with Santa Claus across the street at the Solon Center for the Arts, stilt walkers, a juggler, inflatables and games for children and refreshments. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 25 Nov. 2022 Since his graduation from West Hills High in 2018, Cameron Barry has become a master juggler. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Aug. 2022 To this day, Cain said, Brunn is widely regarded as the fastest woman juggler in history. New York Times, 21 July 2022 See More

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Word History


Middle English jogelour minstrel, magician, from Anglo-French jugleur, jogolur, from Latin joculator, from joculari

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Time Traveler
The first known use of juggler was in the 14th century

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“Juggler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/juggler. Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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