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[jong-gler; French zhawn-glœr] /ˈdʒɒŋ glər; French ʒɔ̃ˈglœr/

noun, plural jongleurs
[jong-glerz; French zhawn-glœr] /ˈdʒɒŋ glərz; French ʒɔ̃ˈglœr/ (Show IPA)
(in medieval France and Norman England) an itinerant minstrel or entertainer who sang songs, often of his own composition, and told stories.
/French ʒɔ̃ɡlœr/
(in medieval France) an itinerant minstrel

“wandering minstrel,” 1779, from Norman-French jongleur, variant of Old French jogleor, from Latin ioculator “jester, joker” (see juggler). Revived in a technical sense by modern writers.


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