magician
Juggler 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who juggles; one who practices or exhibits tricks by sleight of hand; one skilled in legerdemain; a conjurer. [Archaic]

Note: This sense is now expressed by {magician} or {conjurer}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

As nimble jugglers that deceive the eye. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Jugglers and impostors do daily delude them. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. A deceiver; a cheat. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [PJC]


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