carny(redirected from carnies)
car·nyalso 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.
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vb, -nies, -nying, -nied, -neys, -neying or -neyed
informal Brit to coax or cajole
[C19: of unknown origin]
n, pl -nies
1. short for carnival
2. a person who works in a carnival
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or car•ney(ˈkɑr ni)
n., pl. -nies or -neys.
1. a person employed by a carnival.
[1930–35; carn (ival) + -y2]
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Past participle: carnied
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