or carney or carnie noun (plural carnies or carneys) Usage: often attributive Date: circa 1933 1. carnival 3a 2. a person who works with a carnival

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  • carny — car•ny or carney [[t]ˈkɑr ni[/t]] n. pl. nies or neys 1) inf a person employed by a carnival 2) carnival 1) • Etymology: 1930–35; carn (ival) + y II …   From formal English to slang

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