tumm·​ler ˈtu̇m-lər How to pronounce tummler (audio)
: a comic entertainer or social director at a Jewish resort

Examples of tummler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the ensuing summer and early fall, Andrew will find his calling as a combination DJ-emcee-stand-up-comedian and tummler, playfully coaxing kids out of their adolescent shells and, between nips of vodka, pseudo-flirting with awkwardly twerking moms. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 15 June 2022 Every one of these street gangs had a tummler, some guy who was funny. John Leland, New York Times, 17 Mar. 2017

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Word History


Yiddish tumler, literally, one who makes a racket

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tummler was in 1965

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“Tummler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tummler. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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