Definition of showman
1 : the producer of a play or theatrical show
2 : a notably spectacular, dramatic, or effective performer
showmanshipplay \ˈshō-mən-ˌship\ noun
Recent Examples of showman from the Web
Trump's a showman at heart and is prone to camera gimmicks to get his name in the headlines.
David Eulitt The Kansas City Star His father was an everyman, with a touch of showman.
Captain Jonathan Toews typically acted as spokesman, Patrick Kane played the role of showman and Duncan Keith basked in the glory that comes with being one of the NHL’s best defensemen.
Symmonds combines elite talent, a showman's flair and a firm grasp of the big picture.
Trump, the vulgar showman, is perhaps the most (publicly) unsuitable personality to inhabit the White House in the modern era.
A showman under oath, an all white jury relied on his testimony to convict a Jewish industrialist.
Long was a tireless campaigner and an unapologetic showman.
Mayweather, ever the showman, no doubt expects a win.
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First Known Use of showman
SHOWMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of showman for English Language Learners
: a person who is good at entertaining people
SHOWMAN Defined for Kids
Definition of showman for Students
: a person having a special skill for presenting something in a dramatic way
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