- a male entertainer, as formerly employed by resorts in the Catskill Mountains, who combined the duties of a comedian, activities director, and master of ceremonies to keep the guests amused throughout the day.
- any lively, prankish, or mischievous man.
Origin of tummler
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- a comedian or other entertainer employed to encourage audience participation or to encourage guests at a resort to take part in communal activities
C20: Yiddish, from tumlen to stir, bustle
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