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A circus is a company of performers that may include clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, unicyclists , as well as other object manipulati...

Circus Terms, Slang - Circus Hall of Fame


Glossary of Circus Terms. All circus terms used for this glossary were taken from the book "Circus Lingo" by Joe McKennon. -A-. Ace Note: A dollar bill. Advance: ...

Carny Lingo - the Ultimate List


You can dip into this glossary to seek individual terms, but you can also read it as a whole, using it as a detailed guide to the carnival/sideshow/circus/vaudeville ...

Circus and Fairs Vocabulary Word List - EnchantedLearning.com


Circus and Fairs Vocabulary Word Bank, Wordbank. ... The Circus, Fairs, and Carnivals · Circus Words - Match the Words to the Pictures · Circus Alphabet Code ...

Sideshow Terminology | Shocked and Amazed!


The term applies to both circus and carnival. In practice, these shows were often ten-in-one shows and usually had a high percentage of working acts like sword ...

OHNS: Circus Lingo - Original Hobo Nickel Society


Advance Men - Men who go into towns ahead of the circus to put up heralds and posters publicizing ... Dog and Pony Show - A derisive term for a small circus.

Glossary of Circus Slang & Lingo~ | ~Water For Elephants - the Film


Jun 19, 2010 ... I thought it would be useful to have a glossary of Circus terms on the WFE film blog. Director Francis Lawrence has used a few of these words in ...

Circus Synonyms, Circus Antonyms | Thesaurus.com


Synonyms for circus at Thesaurus.com with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions. Dictionary and Word of the ... More words related to circus. arena.

Coassacks, Indians and Buffalo Bill - circus terms dictionary


An extensive Dictionary of Circus Terms from Richard A. Georgian's book, Cossacks, Indians, and Buffalo Bill.

Words and Their Stories: Circus Words and Expressions (VOA ...


Now, the Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES. Circus is a word with a long, interesting history. It is a Latin word that means "ring" or "circle.".

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American Circus Lingo


Dog and Pony Show — A dismissive term for a very small circus. A large ... spot on the first of May, so the term means someone "green" who is new to circus life.

Circus and Carnival Lingo and Slang - Circuses and Sideshows


Circus lingo and slang. Showpeople on circuses and carnivals have a special language. Don't be a ( First of May ),learn the terms used on circuses.

Glossary - Circopedia


(Russian) A circus act that can occupy up to the entire second half of a circus performance. augusteIn a classic .... Generic term for all clowns and augustes.