- a person who performs juggling feats, as with balls or knives.
- a person who deceives by trickery; trickster.
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.Giovanni Zoppé’s Real-Life Family Circus
October 21, 2012
The audience now had the appearance of one watching a juggler perform a trick.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
The juggler looked attentively at the hand, and said he would not make the trial.
Napier thought there was some collusion between the juggler and his retainer.
As a mountebank, a juggler, a quack doctor—I spurned the very idea.Japhet in Search of a Father
He minds you somewhat of a juggler, balancing a long staff on his chin.Moby Dick; or The Whale
- a person who juggles, esp a professional entertainer
- a person who fraudulently manipulates facts or figures
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.