carny

or car·ney

[ kahr-nee ]
/ ˈkɑr ni /
Informal.

noun, plural car·nies.

a person employed by a carnival.

adjective

of or relating to carnivals: carny slang.

Origin of carny

First recorded in 1930–35; carn(ival) + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for carny (1 of 2)

carny

1

carney

/ (ˈkɑːnɪ) /

verb -nies, -nying, -nied, -neys, -neying or -neyed

British informal to coax or cajole or act in a wheedling manner

Word Origin for carny

C19: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for carny (2 of 2)

carny

2

carney or carnie

/ (ˈkɑːnɪ) /

noun plural -nies US and Canadian slang

short for carnival
a person who works in a carnival
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