1. In the Middle Ages: a travelling singer, musician and reciter of poetry, etc.
- Thesaurus: troubadour, balladeer, street singer, songsmith, bard, poet.
- In the USA and Britain: any of a group of white-skinned entertainers made up to look black, who performed song and dance routines superficially of Negro origin.
- The art or occupation of a medieval minstrel.