Jug"gler(?), n. [OE. jogelour, juglur, OF. jogleor, jugleor, jongleor, F. jongleur, fr. L. joculator a jester, joker, fr. joculus a little jest or joke, dim. of jocus jest, joke. See Joke, and cf. Jongleur, Joculator.]
1. One who juggles; one who practices or exhibits tricks by sleight of hand; one skilled in legerdemain; a conjurer.
[Archaic] This sense is now expressed by
[1913 Webster +PJC]
As nimble jugglers that deceive the eye.Shak.
Jugglers and impostors do daily delude them.Sir T. Browne.
2. A deceiver; a cheat.
3. A person who juggles objects, i. e. who maintains several objects in the air by passing them in turn from one hand to another.
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