sideshow
noun Date: 1846 1. a minor show offered in addition to a main exhibition (as of a circus) 2. an incidental diversion or spectacle

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  • Sideshow — aus dem Jahr 1941 Sideshow ist ein Begriff aus der US amerikanischen Unterhaltungskultur vor dem Aufkommen der elektronischen Medien seit den 1920er Jahren. Eine Sideshow ist ein spektakuläres Beiprogramm von Zirkus oder Jahrmarktsveranstaltungen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sideshow — 1855, apparently a coinage of P.T. Barnum s, from SIDE (Cf. side) + SHOW (Cf. show) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sideshow — ► NOUN 1) a small show or stall at an exhibition, fair, or circus. 2) a minor but diverting incident or issue …   English terms dictionary

  • sideshow — ☆ sideshow [sīd′shō΄ ] n. 1. a small, separate show in connection with the main show, as of a circus 2. something of minor importance; subordinate event …   English World dictionary

  • Sideshow — For other uses, see Sideshow (disambiguation). Elly del Sarto in c. 1910 In America, a sideshow is an extra, secondary production associated with a circus, carnival, fair or other such attraction. Contents …   Wikipedia

  • sideshow — [[t]sa͟ɪdʃoʊ[/t]] sideshows also side show 1) N COUNT: oft N to n A sideshow is a less important or less significant event or situation related to a larger, more important one that is happening at the same time. In the end, the meeting was a… …   English dictionary

  • sideshow — UK [ˈsaɪdˌʃəʊ] / US [ˈsaɪdˌʃoʊ] noun [countable] Word forms sideshow : singular sideshow plural sideshows 1) an additional smaller entertainment at a fair, circus etc 2) something unimportant that takes your attention away from something more… …   English dictionary

  • sideshow — side|show [ˈsaıdʃəu US ʃou] n 1.) a separate small part of a ↑fair or ↑circus, where you pay to play games or watch a performance 2.) an event that is much less important or serious than another one ▪ The initial conflict was a mere sideshow… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sideshow — side|show [ saıd,ʃou ] noun count 1. ) something unimportant that takes your attention away from something more important that is happening at the same time: The incident was a damaging and distracting sideshow. 2. ) an additional smaller… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sideshow — noun (C) 1 a separate small part of a fair 3 (1) or circus (1), where you pay to play games or watch a performance 2 an event that is much less important or serious than another one: The initial conflict was a mere sideshow compared with the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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