Definition of Wild West show noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Wild West show

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(in the US) a show in which performers create the atmosphere and characters of the Wild West, with cowboys and Native Americans. They ride horses, shoot at objects and demonstrate other western skills. Such shows were especially popular at the end of the 19th century, when they were often performed in large tents. The most famous was Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, which he took to many US cities and also to Europe. see also Oakley