tumm·​ler | \ ˈtu̇m-lər How to pronounce tummler (audio) \

Definition of tummler

: a comic entertainer or social director at a Jewish resort

Examples of tummler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every one of these street gangs had a tummler, some guy who was funny. John Leland, New York Times, "Norman Podhoretz Still Picks Fights and Drops Names," 17 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of tummler

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tummler

Yiddish tumler, literally, one who makes a racket

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“Tummler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tummler. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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