carny


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car·ny

also car·ney  (kär′nē)
n. pl. car·nies also car·neys Informal
1. A traveling amusement show; a carnival.
2. One who works with a carnival.

carny

(ˈkɑːnɪ) or

carney

vb, -nies, -nying, -nied, -neys, -neying or -neyed
informal Brit to coax or cajole
[C19: of unknown origin]

carny

(ˈkɑːnɪ) ,

carney

or

carnie

n, pl -nies
1. short for carnival
2. a person who works in a carnival

car•ny

or car•ney

(ˈkɑr ni)

n., pl. -nies or -neys.
1. a person employed by a carnival.
[1930–35; carn (ival) + -y2]

carny


Past participle: carnied
Gerund: carnying

Imperative
carny
carny
Present
I carny
you carny
he/she/it carnies
we carny
you carny
they carny
Preterite
I carnied
you carnied
he/she/it carnied
we carnied
you carnied
they carnied
Present Continuous
I am carnying
you are carnying
he/she/it is carnying
we are carnying
you are carnying
they are carnying
Present Perfect
I have carnied
you have carnied
he/she/it has carnied
we have carnied
you have carnied
they have carnied
Past Continuous
I was carnying
you were carnying
he/she/it was carnying
we were carnying
you were carnying
they were carnying
Past Perfect
I had carnied
you had carnied
he/she/it had carnied
we had carnied
you had carnied
they had carnied
Future
I will carny
you will carny
he/she/it will carny
we will carny
you will carny
they will carny
Future Perfect
I will have carnied
you will have carnied
he/she/it will have carnied
we will have carnied
you will have carnied
they will have carnied
Future Continuous
I will be carnying
you will be carnying
he/she/it will be carnying
we will be carnying
you will be carnying
they will be carnying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been carnying
you have been carnying
he/she/it has been carnying
we have been carnying
you have been carnying
they have been carnying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been carnying
you will have been carnying
he/she/it will have been carnying
we will have been carnying
you will have been carnying
they will have been carnying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been carnying
you had been carnying
he/she/it had been carnying
we had been carnying
you had been carnying
they had been carnying
Conditional
I would carny
you would carny
he/she/it would carny
we would carny
you would carny
they would carny
Past Conditional
I would have carnied
you would have carnied
he/she/it would have carnied
we would have carnied
you would have carnied
they would have carnied
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To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, March 2004: A year ago, Michael ran away from his Florida home to become a carny, running the Whack-a-Mole game and trying to leave behind the memory of his stepfather lying dead on the floor and his mother covered in blood.
The details of carny life will draw readers, and the plot is suspenseful.