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carney

[kahr-nee] /ˈkɑr ni/
noun, plural carneys, adjective
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for carney

carny1

/ˈkɑːnɪ/
verb -nies, -nying, -nied, -neys, -neying, -neyed
1.
(Brit, informal) to coax or cajole or act in a wheedling manner
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carny2

/ˈkɑːnɪ/
noun (US & Canadian, slang) (pl) -nies
1.
short for carnival
2.
a person who works in a carnival
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Slang definitions & phrases for carney

carny

modifier

: carny talk/ a carney family

noun
  1. A carnival
  2. A carnival worker or member of such a worker's family: outdoor show people, the ''carnies,'' who travel from town to town with carnivals
  3. The occupational idiom or jargon of carnival people: I thought you talked carney by now (1930s+)

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