Been all the same if that there jangler had alarmed the whole blessed country.
Chaucer, in his description of the Miller, calls this merry narrator of fabliaux a jangler and a goliardeis.
And distinctly they heard the faint, far tinkle of the jangler calling again for "full speed ahead."
c.1300, jangeln, "to talk excessively, chatter, talk idly," from Old French jangler "to chatter, gossip, bawl, argue noisily" (12c.), perhaps from Frankish *jangelon "to jeer" or some other Germanic source (cf. Middle Dutch jangelen "to whine"). Meaning "make harsh noise" is first recorded late 15c. Related: Jangled; jangling.
late 13c., "gossip, slanderous conversation, dispute," from Old French jangle, from jangler (see jangle (v.)). Meaning "discordant sound" is from 1795.