carny

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carny ‎(plural carnies)

  1. A person who works in a carnival.
    • 2012 May 20, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Marge Gets A Job” (season 4, episode 7; originally aired 11/05/1992)”[1], The Onion AV Club:
      Bart spies an opportunity to make a quick buck so he channels his inner carny and posits his sinking house as a natural wonder of the world and its inhabitants as freaks, barking to dazzled spectators, “Behold the horrors of the Slanty Shanty! See the twisted creatures that dwell within! Meet Cue-Ball, the man with no hair!”
  2. The jargon used by carnival workers.

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From Proto-Slavic *čьrnъ.

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carny

  1. black

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