conjurer

or con·ju·ror

[ kon-jer-er, kuhn- for 1, 2; kuh n-joo r-er for 3 ]
/ ˈkɒn dʒər ər, ˈkʌn- for 1, 2; kənˈdʒʊər ər for 3 /

noun

a person who conjures spirits or practices magic; magician.
a person who practices legerdemain; juggler.
a person who solemnly charges or entreats.

Nearby words

  1. conjuration,
  2. conjurator,
  3. conjure,
  4. conjure man,
  5. conjure up,
  6. conjuring,
  7. conjuror,
  8. conk,
  9. conk out,
  10. conker

Origin of conjurer

Middle English word dating back to 1300–1350; see origin at conjure, -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for conjuror

conjuror

conjurer

/ (ˈkʌndʒərə) /

noun

a person who practises conjuring, esp for people's entertainment
a person who practises magic; sorcerer
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Word Origin and History for conjuror

conjurer

n.

late 14c., from Anglo-French conjurour, Old French conjureur "conjurer, magician, exorcist," from Latin coniurator, from coniurare (see conjure).

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