rar·​ee-show ˈrer-ē-ˌshō How to pronounce raree-show (audio)
: a small display or scene viewed in a box : peep show
broadly : an unusual or amazing show or spectacle

Word History


alteration of rare show

First Known Use

1684, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of raree-show was in 1684

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Cite this Entry

“Raree-show.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raree-show. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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