- "A funmaker, a 'live wire,' a clown, a prankster, the 'life of the party." (Rosten)
- "Who is this tumler? Why should we get all excited?"
Languages of Origin
טומלער tumler, from טומלען tumlen 'to make a racket; make a fuss'
Who Uses This
Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
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