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Topic: PERFORMING

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: menestrel 'servant, minstrel', from Latin minister; MINISTER1

minstrel

noun
     
min‧strel [countable]
1APM a singer or musician in the Middle Ages
2AP one of a group of white singers and dancers who pretended to be black while performing in popular shows in the 1920s
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