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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 30 Nov. 2022.

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