Origin of juggler
Examples from the Web for juggler
Along the way he also picked up the skills to be an acrobat, a juggler, a wire walker, a trapeze artist, and a clown.
You wondered tonight why that juggler should have exhibited feats seldom, almost never, shown to Europeans?Rujub, the Juggler|G. A. Henty
They were called joglars in Provenal, jouglers or jougleors in French, and our word “juggler” comes from the same source.Critical & Historical Essays|Edward MacDowell
She was exceedingly dexterous at this sort of work, and would have proved a formidable rival to many a juggler by profession.
British Dictionary definitions for juggler
Word Origin and History for juggler
c.1100, iugulere "jester, buffoon," also "wizard, sorcerer," from Old English geogelere "magician, conjurer," also from Anglo-French jogelour, Old French jogleor (accusative), from Latin ioculatorem (nominative ioculator) "joker," from ioculari "to joke, to jest" (see jocular). Connecting notion between "magician" and "juggler" is dexterity.