Meaning of minstrel
Pronunciation: (min'strul), [key]
- a medieval poet and musician who sang or recited while accompanying himself on a stringed instrument, either as a member of a noble household or as an itinerant troubadour.
- a musician, singer, or poet.
- one of a troupe of comedians, usually white men made up as black performers, presenting songs, jokes, etc.
- minstrel (Thesaurus)