conjurer[kun′jər ər, kän′-; for 1 kən jo̵or′ər]
- a person who solemnly entreats or appeals to someone
- a magician; sorcerer
- a person skilled in legerdemain
Origin of conjurerMiddle English conjurour: see conjure
- One that performs magic tricks; a magician.
- A sorcerer or sorceress.
- One who conjures, a magician.
- One who performs parlor tricks, sleight of hand.
- 1893 The man is by trade a conjurer and performer, going round the canteens after nightfall, and giving a little entertainment at each. — Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Crooked Man".
- One who conjures; one who calls, entreats, or charges in a solemn manner.
From Anglo-Norman conjurour.