In the Middle Ages, a court attendant or other person who, for hire, recited or sang verses, usually of his own composition. See Troubadour.
A juggler; a conjuror. See Juggler.
(French) a medieval term for a professional entertainer, the equivalent of a minstrel. After ca. 1300 the term was applied to wandering professional musicians. [SPR
French wandering minstrels (which included musicians, acrobats, jugglers, and clowns), usually from the lower class, who entertained with tales of epic battles and heroes.
a singer of folk songs
(O. Prov. joglar) A singer of vernacular French or Occitanian verse and who may or may not be the original writer.
A medieval secular musician. Bottom
French, for a juggler. But in this period a minstrel.
Wandering minstrel hired by the French troubadour and trouvères poets to perform their compositions.