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Definition of minstrel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

minstrel

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈmɪnstrəl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪnstrəl//
 
 
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a musician or singer in the Middle Ages Word Origin Middle English: from Old French menestral ‘entertainer, servant’, via Provençal from late Latin ministerialis ‘servant’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: minstrel