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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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 Performances during the five-day Hand to Hand fest will take place on stage at FringeArts and outside in the theater’s Haas Biergarten, which will have a midway featuring local jugglers, aerialists, and acrobats. Shaun Brady, Philly.com, "Philly is suddenly full of circus options, including a daring new 5-day festival," 23 May 2018 Floats, characters, tractors, jugglers, bands, exotic cars, local sports teams and more. Kate Talerico, The Courier-Journal, "The five things you need to know before you hit the road for July 4," 28 June 2018 He was surrounded by people, cell phones, lights, jugglers juggling fire. Paul P. Murphy, CNN, "Prom under investigation after live tiger performance," 14 May 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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