Definition of juggler in English:



  • 1An entertainer who continuously tosses into the air and catches a number of objects so as to keep at least one in the air while handling the others.

    ‘a circus juggler’
    • ‘First-time jugglers are advised to hold off on the chain saws.’
    • ‘On Sunday nights at sunset, the locals put on a drum circle with fire jugglers on the beach.’
    • ‘He flings bottles in the air like a juggler.’
    • ‘On the right a male juggler is intent on keeping three balls in the air.’
    • ‘What's a circus without trained animals, jugglers or clowns?’
    • ‘It was too early for the skateboarders, roller-bladers, skaters and punks, the jugglers and the musicians.’
    • ‘He eventually found work with a carnival, and later made his way into vaudeville as a juggler.’
    • ‘Did you have to become an expert juggler for the role?’
    • ‘This circus doesn't want standard-issue acrobats, jugglers, or trapeze artists.’
    • ‘We stopped for a while to watch a juggler.’
    1. 1.1 A person who adroitly balances several activities.
      ‘you will need to be a deft juggler of competing priorities and tight deadlines’
      • ‘While I feel sometimes like I'm the juggler in a circus, I know that smart marketing and advertising have helped us to continue in business, even in these rough times.’
      • ‘A lot of people are jugglers, but what sets her apart is that she can come at problem 25 with the same unflappable nature and same style she does with problem number one.’
      • ‘She is one of the better story jugglers in the business today, but this time she has too many balls in the air at one time.’
      • ‘The president is going to have to be such a juggler.’
      • ‘The director is a juggler in this movie, trying to keep a hundred different balls, a hundred different plot lines and characters, in the air.’
      • ‘in acting you have make-believe and reality side by side, and you have to discover the way those two things are balanced - so you could say I'm like a juggler, doing a balancing act.’
      • ‘Editing the magazine calls for the skills of a juggler.’
      • ‘Successful jugglers choose to delegate more responsibilities at this point.’
      • ‘By the 1990s, marketing to women evolved once again, this time reflecting women's "soccer mom" role as head juggler of career and family.’
      • ‘Bismarck has been described by historians as a political juggler who could keep swinging half a dozen balls in his hands simultaneously.’