One, such as a social director or entertainer, who encourages guest or audience participation.
One who incites others to action.
An entertainer or social director whose function is to stimulate participation by the guests, as at a resort on the borscht circuit.
An employee - usually male - of a Catskill Mountains resort charged with the duty of entertaining guests throughout the day by providing any number of services, from comedian to master of ceremonies.
A lively, mischievous man.
Origin of tummler
- Yiddish tumler from tumlen to make a racket
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Circa 1930, Yiddish.[script?]