tummler definition by Webster's New World
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an entertainer or social director whose function is to stimulate participation by the guests, as at a resort on the borscht circuit
Origin: Yiddish ; from German ; from tummeln, to move about, bestir oneself: see tumble
tummler definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- One, such as a social director or entertainer, who encourages guest or audience participation.
- One who incites others to action.
Origin: Yiddish tumler, from tumlen, to make a racket.