- Present participle of juggle.
- The art of moving objects, such as balls, clubs, beanbags, rings, etc. in an artful or artistic manner.
- An act or instance of juggling; a reshuffle.
Variant of juggle
transitive verbjuggled, juggling
- to perform skillful tricks of sleight of hand with (balls, knives, etc.) as by keeping a number of them in the air continuously
- to make several awkward attempts to catch or hold (a ball, etc.)
- to manipulate or practice trickery on so as to deceive or cheat: to juggle figures so as to show a profit
Origin of juggleMiddle English jogelen ; from Old French jogler, to juggle, play false ; from Medieval Latin jogulari, to play, entertain ; from Classical Latin joculari, to joke ; from joculus, diminutive of jocus, joke
to toss up a number of balls, knives, etc. and keep them continuously in the air
- an act of juggling
- a clever trick or deception