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raree show

[ rair-ee ]
/ ˈrɛər i /
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noun

a carnival or street show; spectacle.

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Origin of raree show

First recorded in 1695–1705; allegedly imitative of a foreign pronunciation of rare show
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British Dictionary definitions for raree show

raree show
/ (ˈrɛəriː) /

noun

a street show or carnival
another name for peepshow

Word Origin for raree show

C17: raree from rare 1
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