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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sahyd-shoh]
    • /ˈsaɪdˌʃoʊ/
    • /ˈsaɪd.ʃəʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sahyd-shoh]
    • /ˈsaɪdˌʃoʊ/

Definitions of sideshow word

  • noun sideshow a minor show or exhibition in connection with a principal one, as at a circus. 1
  • noun sideshow any subordinate event or matter. 1
  • noun sideshow circus attraction 1
  • noun sideshow distraction from main issue 1
  • countable noun sideshow A sideshow is a less important or less significant event or situation related to a larger, more important one that is happening at the same time. 0
  • countable noun sideshow At a circus or fair, a sideshow is a performance that you watch or a game of skill that you play, that is provided in addition to the main entertainment. 0

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Origin of sideshow

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50

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Parts of speech for Sideshow


sideshow popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

sideshow usage trend in Literature

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