Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a circus.

Etymologies

circus +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One of the most enjoyable shows of recent years was La Clique, the circussy variety show that began life at London's Leicester Square Hippodrome, before they were asked to leave because the building was being converted into something the country really, really needs: a casino.

    La Clique company to hit the South Bank

  • And he accused Murat of carelessness of his horses, ingratitude to his benefactor, circussy style.

    Lord Ormont and His Aminta — Volume 1

  • It has that rackety, circussy glint to it: if not an actual ghost train in a dingy south coast funfair, then it is perhaps one of those funny lines you still get in Kent and Sussex, steam-driven, gleaming with the hobbyist passion of its attendant volunteers.

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