freak show


noun

a display of people or animals with unusual or grotesque physical features, as at a circus or carnival sideshow.
any ludicrous, bizarre, or dehumanizing occasion, function, performance, etc.; grotesque, circuslike event: endless interviews and auditions that became a ridiculous freak show.

Nearby words

  1. frcs,
  2. frcvs,
  3. freak,
  4. freak of nature,
  5. freak out,
  6. freak-out,
  7. freaking,
  8. freakish,
  9. freakishly,
  10. freaky

Origin of freak show

First recorded in 1885–90

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