Barnum

[ bahr-nuh m ]
/ ˈbɑr nəm /

noun

P(hineas) T(aylor),1810–91, U.S. showman who established a circus in 1871.
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Barnum

/ (ˈbɑːnəm) /

noun

P (hineas) T (aylor). 1810–91, US showman, who created The Greatest Show on Earth (1871) and, with J. A. Bailey, founded the Barnum and Bailey Circus (1881)
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