freak show


Definition of freak show

: an exhibition (such as a sideshow) featuring freaks of nature

Examples of freak show in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Man, what a freak show that new-look SEC is going to be with the addition of Texas and Oklahoma. Joseph Goodman |, al, 3 Nov. 2021 It’s not a matter of which freak show is worse to play but the dilemma facing the touched: to be feared or fetishized. Amanda Whiting, Vulture, 18 Apr. 2021 Bo made another kind of freak show play right here to get in the end zone. Tom Green |, al, 13 Dec. 2020 And in this intergalactic reality freak show called 2020, every sick plot twist and non-surprise is met with a swell of online activity. Michelle Santiago Cortés,, 2 Oct. 2020 Tired of his normal, boring life, Darren Shan decides to see the Cirque du Freak freak show one night with his best friend Steve. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, 9 Sep. 2020 Conventions have always been these bizarre combinations of state fair, freak show, and prom. The Atlantic, 21 Aug. 2020 Based on a true story, the play is about a Mexican woman with excessive body hair and enlarged facial features who was sold to a freak show. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, 30 July 2020 The Wasilla grower is no stranger to the freak show that rolls out every year at the fair’s vegetable competitions. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, 31 May 2020

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First Known Use of freak show

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of freak show was in 1887

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“Freak show.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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