: insistent on proof or evidence

Examples of show-me in a Sentence

the financial scandals may lead investors to take a more show-me attitude toward reported corporate earnings
Recent Examples on the Web Read full article The Hall of Famer, among the greatest defensemen in NHL history, carries himself with a show-me sensibility. Matt Porter, BostonGlobe.com, 1 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of show-me was in 1908

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“Show-me.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/show-me. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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