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showboat

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noun show·boat \ˈshō-ˌbōt\

Simple Definition of showboat

  • : a large boat that has a theater and a group of performers and that gives plays at towns and cities along a river

  • : a person (such as an athlete) who behaves or performs in a way that is meant to attract the attention of a lot of people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of showboat

  1. 1 :  a river steamship containing a theater and carrying a troupe of actors to give plays at river communities

  2. 2 :  one who tries to attract attention by conspicuous behavior


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showboat

intransitive verb show·boat

Simple Definition of showboat

  • : to behave or perform in a way that is meant to attract the attention of a lot of people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of showboat

  1. :  to behave in a conspicuous or ostentatious manner :  show off

showboater noun

Examples of showboat in a sentence

  1. She was showboating for the cameras when she tripped and fell.

  2. <the gymnast was showboating for the cameras when she lost her balance and fell>



1951

First Known Use of showboat

1951


SHOWBOAT Defined for Kids

showboat

play
noun show·boat \ˈshō-ˌbōt\

Definition of showboat for Students

  1. :  a river steamboat used as a traveling theater




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