sideshow

[ sahyd-shoh ]
/ ˈsaɪdˌʃoʊ /

noun

a minor show or exhibition in connection with a principal one, as at a circus.
any subordinate event or matter.

Origin of sideshow

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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sideshow

/ (ˈsaɪdˌʃəʊ) /

noun

a small show or entertainment offered in conjunction with a larger attraction, as at a circus or fair
a subordinate event or incident
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