A person who works in a carnival.
, date=May 20
, author=Nathan Rabin
, title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Marge Gets A Job” (season 4, episode 7; originally aired 11/05/1992)
, work=The Onion AV Club
, passage=Bart spies an opportunity to make a quick buck so he channels his inner carny and posits his sinking house as a natural wonder of the world and its inhabitants as freaks, barking to dazzled spectators, “Behold the horrors of the Slanty Shanty! See the twisted creatures that dwell within! Meet Cue-Ball, the man with no hair!”}}
The jargon used by carnival workers.
* showie (Australia)
Careful, prudent, cautious.
Knowing, shrewd, astute.
(Scotland, Northumbria) Pleasant, fair.
- (Sir Walter Scott)
* 1783 , (Robert Burns), "Green Grow the Rashes O", Songs and Ballads
- She's a canny lass hor like!
- But gie me a cannie hour at e'en,
- My arms about my dearie O;
- An' warl'y cares, an' warl'y men,
(Northumbria) Very or much.
- Mae a' gae tapsalteerie O!
- That's a canny big horse, man!
* uncanny (Note: In common modern usage, "canny" and "uncanny" are no longer antonyms.)