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showstopper

noun show·stop·per \-ˌstä-pər\

: 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
show·stop·ping \-ˌstä-piŋ\ adjective

Examples of SHOWSTOPPER

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

First Known Use of SHOWSTOPPER

1926

Related to SHOWSTOPPER

Synonyms
babe [slang], cutie (or cutey), dish, dreamboat [slang], fox, glamour-puss, hottie, knockout, looker, doll, ten
Antonyms
dog

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