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obsolete slang Someone who writes or speaks in rhymes; a poet or lyricist. I used to be something of a jingler back when I was a young man. With a strum of my guitar, I could craft a song out of thin air. Dismissed by many as just a simple jingler, the poet came to have a prominent role in shaping the newly independent country's politics.
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mod. a drunkard; an alcoholic. The jinglers have taken over the streets.
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