from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A traveling amusement show; a carnival.
  • noun One who works with a carnival.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See carney.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who works in a carnival.
  • noun The jargon used by carnival workers.


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