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snake charmer

an entertainer who seems to charm venomous snakes, usually by music.
Origin of snake charmer
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You could do the snake charmer, all right, and easily gabble a lingo that would pass for his.

    With Links of Steel Nicholas Carter
  • You might have thought he was warning me against a snake charmer.

  • As they passed the snake charmer's booth they saw Tex and his companion ahead of them in the crowd, and they grinned broadly.

    Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Clarence Edward Mulford
  • Had I been born in those regions I perhaps should have been what is termed a snake charmer.

    George Borrow Edward Thomas
  • This charmed the snake and it uncoiled itself from Billy and, swaying its body, crawled toward the snake charmer.

    Billy Whiskers Frances Trego Montgomery
  • Señorita Tanlozo, the snake charmer, offered to let Joe take one of her water anacondas into the tank with him.

  • We are all familiar with the snake charmer, and the charming of birds by snakes.

  • Alfred was very much interested in the big snake and the lady whom the lecturer introduced as a snake charmer.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • Then there is a Gypsy girl; a sort of snake charmer, who has bottles of things all through the play.

    The Smart Set Clyde Fitch
  • He pointed to a group of natives and Europeans on the other side of the street who were gathered about a snake charmer.

British Dictionary definitions for snake charmer

snake charmer

an entertainer, esp in Asia, who charms or appears to charm snakes by playing music and by rhythmic body movements
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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