Simple Definition of showstopper
: an act, song, or performer that receives so much applause that the performance is interrupted
Full Definition of showstopper
1 : an act, song, or performer that wins applause so prolonged as to interrupt a performance
2 : something or someone exceptionally arresting or attractive <the gold crown was the showstopper of the exhibition>
3 : one that stops or could stop the progress, operation, or functioning of something
Examples of showstopper in a sentence
<at the modeling agency everyone was a showstopper>
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