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snake charmer

noun
1.
an entertainer who seems to charm venomous snakes, usually by music.
Origin of snake charmer
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40
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  • You might have thought he was warning me against a snake charmer.

  • "It's awful hard to get your mail when you're with a circus," sighed the snake charmer.

  • Had I been born in those regions I perhaps should have been what is termed a snake charmer.

    George Borrow Edward Thomas
  • 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
  • Señorita Tanlozo, the snake charmer, offered to let Joe take one of her water anacondas into the tank with him.

  • A man with trained dogs will own them personally, as a snake charmer owns her crawling pets.

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

  • You could do the snake charmer, all right, and easily gabble a lingo that would pass for his.

    With Links of Steel

    Nicholas Carter
British Dictionary definitions for snake charmer

snake charmer

noun
1.
an entertainer, esp in Asia, who charms or appears to charm snakes by playing music and by rhythmic body movements
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