from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A traveling amusement show; a carnival.
- n. Informal One who works with a carnival.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who works in a carnival.
- n. The jargon used by carnival workers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See carney.
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Zaitshik, a second generation carnival worker -- a term he prefers to the word "carny," which is used as a pejorative -- has spent much of his life battling negative stereotypes about his industry.
I've always been interested in the carnival or "carny" - that strange parallel world of mutants, outcasts and misfits living according to their own code.
(Booster tries to pass as a "carny," but the authorities remember that the Justice Society has been outlawed.) However, for all the nods to continuity, the big reveal gets the first name of the (late) DC hero wrong.
“I have so many chin whiskers I look like carny-folk!” cried Jules, while Laurie gasped that her pores resembled “bullet holes.”
It's why we're in the freaking carny to begin with.
Candy Catherine Kusinski from Cleveland, the cutest carny star ever is riding with me to Corpus Christi.
At 3:00 pm: In City Streets, Gary Cooper plays a carny sharpshooter who goes crooked in order to free his love played by Sylvia Sidney from prison.
Some asian carny who just wants to take American dollars in exchange for mystique.
I could hear a lonely carny say very softly, "I got one for two, three for five."
I actually felt bad for him for a second ... then I remembered he's a carny.