In the Middle Ages, one of an order of men who subsisted by the arts of poetry and music, and sang verses to the accompaniment of a harp or other instrument; in modern times, a poet; a bard; a singer and harper; a musician.
- A medieval entertainer who traveled from place to place, especially to sing and recite poetry.
- A lyric poet.
- A musician.
- A performer in a minstrel show.