juggler

noun
jug·​gler | \ ˈjə-g(ə-)lər How to pronounce juggler (audio) \

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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There are no animals, just jugglers and aerialists, acrobats and a goofy clown. Kristina Goetz, The Courier-Journal, "The 'little circus with a big dream' brings 'oohs' and 'ahhs' to Louisville," 13 Sep. 2019 What are IndyFringe buskers? Buskers are street performers offering a variety of acts including fire jugglers, magicians, musicians, poets, storytellers and more. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Everything you need to know about IndyFringe," 14 Aug. 2019 The Big Stage Acts in this new episode of the variety-talent series include 34th and Phunk; Junru Wang’s pedestal balancing act; Blake Lewis vocal illusions; juggler Ron Pearson; Lina Liu’s spinning parasol act and aerial violinist Janice Martin. Ed Stockly, latimes.com, "What’s on TV Friday: ‘Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ on ABC," 20 June 2019 There’s another troupe to applaud besides the acrobats, musicians, jugglers and jokesters taking center stage (tent?) at Teatro ZinZanni. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Teatro ZinZanni’s ‘Love, Chaos and Dinner’ ... so how’s the dinner?," 21 July 2019 The day also includes various performers from a fire spinner to a knife juggler entertaining the crowd. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Craft breweries MobCraft, 1840 and Gathering Place celebrate anniversaries with 3 block parties," 5 Aug. 2019 For attendees with their own talents, an alternate stage featured walk-up performances from jugglers, poets and orators. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "Woodstock Had Some of the Most Legendary Performances in History. But Many Attendees Never Heard a Single Note," 1 Aug. 2019 Youngsters can ride dinosaurs, dig for fossils, get their face painted and enjoy a bevy of bounce houses, water slides, jugglers and a photo booth, said Joe Shipes, chief executive officer of the Leesburg Partnership, sponsor of the event. orlandosentinel.com, "Lake cities gearing up for a bang-up Fourth of July," 1 July 2019 One concern about Laning’s scheme was that a surplus of interruptions might clog the CPU, like a juggler thrown too many balls. Stephen Witt, WIRED, "Apollo 11: Mission Out of Control," 24 June 2019

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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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