< /ˈdʒɒŋ glərz; French ʒɔ̃ˈglœr/.
- (in medieval France and Norman England) an itinerant minstrel or entertainer who sang songs, often of his own composition, and told stories.
- (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.