noun, often attributive
show·​biz | \ ˈshō-ˌbiz How to pronounce showbiz (audio) \

Definition of showbiz

Other Words from showbiz

showbizzy \ ˈshō-​ˌbi-​zē How to pronounce showbiz (audio) \ adjective

Examples of showbiz in a Sentence

Sometimes the critics love you and sometimes they hate you. That's showbiz.
Recent Examples on the Web The follow-up to the 2019 film sees a film crew bring a touch of showbiz to the stately home, the Crawley family head to France facing a potential family scandal, and features a farewell to a legacy cast member. Simon Thompson, Forbes, 22 May 2022 When the couple first meet, Nick is a sophisticated man of the world, and Fanny is hustling to get her foot in the door of showbiz. Charles Mcnultytheater Critic, Los Angeles Times, 24 Apr. 2022 Antonio Banderas channels his best egotistical Hollywood heartthrob in the trailer for Official Competition, a zany dramedy about the absurdities and complexities of showbiz from Argentinian filmmakers Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat. Jessica Wang,, 13 Apr. 2022 Chris Hemsworth, already one of the most shredded guys in showbiz, has packed on an extra 30 pounds in order to be swoler than ever for the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 28 May 2022 Half my friends are not in showbiz, and nobody sees me at the industry parties. Marshall Heyman, Town & Country, 27 May 2022 The biggest prizes in showbiz mislead consumers to think that all is right with the industry. Armond White, National Review, 6 Apr. 2022 Put some foolishness in your April Fool’s Day with this very funny 1999 showbiz satire starring Steve Martin as a low-rent movie producer and Eddie Murphy as the unwitting star of Martin’s latest film. Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2022 The laughs mostly spring from watching a real-life showbiz couple kick back and have fun bouncing off each other. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of showbiz

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for showbiz

by shortening & alteration

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22 Jun 2022

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“Showbiz.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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