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  • n. Someone who amuses.
  • n. Rogues who carried snuff or dust in their pockets, which they threw into the eyes of any person they intended to rob; and running away, their accomplices (pretending to assist and pity the half-blinded person) took that opportunity of plundering him. (1811 Dictionary of Vulgar Tongue)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who amuses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who amuses; one who provides diversion.


From amuse +‎ -er. (Wiktionary)


  • Bonnes vacances de mi-trimestre - avec beaucoup de neige pour émerveiller et amuser petits & grands!

    en-tête - French Word-A-Day

  • "Amuse" sounds like anthropomorphizing, of course--it's an interesting word, comes from the French amuser, "to stupefy"--we're most amused when our brains are buggy.

    Lightning bug

  • In one of the thread it was written that amuser is really very ill and they are sending gifts.

    Love amidst hatred

  • Amenez un quelque chose à griller et un quelque chose à partager, plus de quoi vous amuser si vous êtes du genre frisbee/foot/échecs.

    Bloggy Friday de juillet un peu spécial — Climb to the Stars

  • Votre travail dans ma maison a toujours été admirable, rempli de zèle et de discrétion: vous avez bien le droit de vous amuser.


  • Apres des journees absorbees tout entieres par les devoirs que sa place lui impose, il reunit les pauvres, les ouvriers, leur donne des cours gratuits, et trouve encore le moyen de les amuser en les instruisant.

    The Life of Charlotte Bronte

  • PLAISANTERIE, _f. _, chose dite _ou_ faite pour amuser.

    French Conversation and Composition

  • The other over-vital brother, if a prime amuser, was also a prime tease, and being nearer Donald in age was also much less gentle.

    A Student in Arms Second Series

  • If a writer would be of use in his day, and not merely an amuser of the multitude, he must learn that right thinking, right feeling, and knowledge are more important than art.

    The Beth Book Being a Study of the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, a Woman of Genius

  • But no type is quicker to grasp upon amusement, and to appreciate the amuser, than Leslie's, unable to amuse itself, and skilled in seeking for entertainment.

    The Beloved Woman


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