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Word of the Day 08/15/18 Tummler

Tummler (noun)
tummler [too m-ler]


noun
1. a male entertainer, as formerly employed by resorts in the Catskill Mountains, who combined the duties of a comedian, activities director, and master of ceremonies to keep the guests amused throughout the day.
2. any lively, prankish, or mischievous man.

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Origin: 1930–35; < Yiddish tumler one who makes a racket, stir, equivalent to tuml(en) to make a racket + -er -er1; compare Middle High German getümel noise; see tumble

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