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showstopper

play
noun show·stop·per \-ˌstä-pər\

Simple Definition of showstopper

  • : an act, song, or performer that receives so much applause that the performance is interrupted

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of showstopper

  1. 1 :  an act, song, or performer that wins applause so prolonged as to interrupt a performance

  2. 2 :  something or someone exceptionally arresting or attractive <the gold crown was the showstopper of the exhibition>

  3. 3 :  one that stops or could stop the progress, operation, or functioning of something

showstopping

play \-ˌstä-piŋ\ adjective

Examples of showstopper in a sentence

  1. <at the modeling agency everyone was a showstopper>



1926

First Known Use of showstopper

1926

Rhymes with showstopper

bebopper, cartopper, clodhopper, eavesdropper, eyedropper, eyepopper, grasshopper, hedgehopper, hip-hopper, improper, job-hopper, joypopper, leafhopper, name-dropper, rockhopper, sharecropper, skin-popper, treehopper, woodchopper


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