juggler

noun
jug·​gler | \ ˈjə-g(ə-)lər \

Definition of juggler

1a : one skilled in keeping several objects in motion in the air at the same time by alternately tossing and catching them
b : one who performs tricks or acts of magic or deftness
2 : one who manipulates especially in order to achieve a desired end

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Peter Bone, an accomplished numbers juggler and occasional competitor of Barron's, took issue with Kalvan's methods. Robbie Gonzalez, WIRED, "The Physics—and Physicality—of Extreme Juggling," 17 May 2018 There were acrobats, jugglers, strongmen, and later strong women whose talents were touted as an argument for women’s suffrage. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, "When ‘The Circus’ Came to Town," 4 Oct. 2018 Those invited to the launch weren't told the location of the event until the day of, and aside from the long tables set in the new collection, there were knife-throwing performances, jugglers, an a cappella group, and even an interactive art piece. Stephanie Wu, Town & Country, "Tableware Guaranteed to Spice Up Your Next Dinner Party," 13 June 2014 It’s family-friendly, with jugglers and puppeteers to entertain the little ones. Bethany Ao, Philly.com, "Philadelphia's summer festivals from Wawa Welcome America and Odunde to the Philadelphia Folk Festival," 6 June 2018 The event draws more than 150 different breweries together, alongside entertainers including contortionists, sword swallowers, jugglers, stilt walkers, and more, all entertaining on one main stage. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "Justin Timberlake, Philadelphia Burger Brawl, 11th Wanamaker Court Organ Day, and other events happening in Philadelphia, June 1-7," 31 May 2018 From 11 to 2, a juggler will teach people how to juggle. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tosa's Ruckus and Glee is celebrating its third birthday with a Big Wheels race," 11 July 2018 The Queen Mary opens its decks and ballrooms for strolling jugglers, balloon artists, tribute bands, dueling pianos, ship tours and more to its All-American Fourth of July Celebration. April Orcutt, latimes.com, "Celebrate 4th of July with fun, fireworks, parades, pianos and pancakes," 24 June 2018 Image Jim Henson puppets and Ethiopian jugglers will take the stage this fall at the New Victory Theater, which offers performances for children and their families. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "New Victory Theater Season Will Bring Circus Acts and Songs," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of juggler

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

History and Etymology for juggler

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

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