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Meaning of freak show

freak' show"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a display of people or animals with unusual or grotesque physical features, as at a circus or carnival sideshow.
  2. any ludicrous, bizarre, or dehumanizing occasion, function, performance, etc.; grotesque, circuslike event: endless interviews and auditions that became a ridiculous freak show.
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