tumler

Definitions

  • n. "A funmaker, a 'live wire,' a clown, a prankster, the 'life of the party." (Rosten)

Example Sentences

  • "Who is this tumler? Why should we get all excited?"

Languages of Origin

  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • טומלער tumler, from טומלען tumlen 'to make a racket; make a fuss'

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      tummler

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