Carny vs Barny - What's the difference?

carny | barny |

As nouns the difference between carny and barny

is that carny is a person who works in a carnival while barny is an argument, a disagreement.

As an adjective barny is




(wikipedia carny)

Alternative forms

* carnie


  • A person who works in a carnival.
  • *{{quote-news
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  • The jargon used by carnival workers.
  • Synonyms

    * showie (Australia)



    Etymology 1


  • An argument, a disagreement.
  • * 1983 , Marilyn Porter, Home, Work, and Class Consciousness , page 78:
  • So he said she should have said, and we had a bit of a barny , like.

    Etymology 2


  • Barn-like.
  • * 2006 , W. S. Merwin, Summer Doorways: A Memoir , page 210:
  • Everyone was breathing hard, and there was a barny smell in the room.


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