minstrel

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minstrel /ˈmɪnstrəl/ noun
plural minstrels
minstrel
/ˈmɪnstrəl/
noun
plural minstrels
Learner's definition of MINSTREL
[count]
: a musical entertainer in the Middle Ages
US : a member of a group of entertainers who performed black American songs and jokes usually with blackened faces
◊ Minstrel shows were popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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