show·​biz ˈshō-ˌbiz How to pronounce showbiz (audio)
often attributive
showbizzy 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 Also in the case of Maxine, whose father was a very larger-than-life, televangelist version, that’s showbiz too — just a different branch. Todd Gilchrist, Variety, 5 July 2024 Its many collaborations encompass fashion, jewelry, and the worlds of music and cinema; in a salon called Pop Icons, the outfits created for the superstars of showbiz are testament to the house’s close connection with the entertainment industry. Tiziana Cardini, Vogue, 20 June 2024 According to the Center for Responsive Politics, showbiz has continued to shower money on Democrats at the federal level, giving $26.3 million this cycle to $5.1 million for Republicans, an 83% to 16% split. Ted Johnson, Deadline, 14 June 2024 In interdimensional trespassing, as in showbiz, Nobody Knows Anything. Chris Klimek, Vulture, 29 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for showbiz 

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Word History


by shortening & alteration

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of showbiz was in 1872

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“Showbiz.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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