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A wandering minstrel, poet, or entertainer in medieval England and France.
[French, from Old French, variant of jogleor, from Latin ioculātor, jester, from ioculārī, to jest; see juggle.]
(Historical Terms) (in medieval France) an itinerant minstrel
[C18: from Old French jogleour, from Latin joculātor joker, jester; see juggle]
jon•gleur(ˈdʒɒŋ glər, ʒɒŋˈglɜr)
(in medieval France and England) an itinerant minstrel or entertainer who sang and often composed songs, told stories, etc.
[1755–65; < French; Middle French jougleur (perhaps by misreading, ou being read on), Old French jogleor < Latin joculātor; see juggler]