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

Examples of juggler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fields are flecked with yellow goldenrod; branches offer pomegranates like the arms of expert jugglers. Stephanie Rafanelli, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Mar. 2023 On the other corner was a juggler, a Cirque du Soleil-qualified juggler. Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2024 Everything else on The Ed Sullivan Show—puppets, acrobats, jugglers, magicians—will never cut it again. Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone, 9 Feb. 2024 Those violations could also apply to jugglers who perform for money at intersections, DPD said. Megan Ulu-Lani Boyanton, The Denver Post, 1 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for juggler 

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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 23 Jun. 2024.

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