showman

noun show·man \ ˈshō-mən \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of showman

1 : the producer of a play or theatrical show
2 : a notably spectacular, dramatic, or effective performer

showmanship

play \ˈshō-mən-ˌship\ noun

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First Known Use of showman

1728


SHOWMAN Defined for English Language Learners

showman

noun

Definition of showman for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is good at entertaining people


SHOWMAN Defined for Kids

showman

noun show·man \ ˈshō-mən \

Definition of showman for Students

plural showmen \-mən\
: a person having a special skill for presenting something in a dramatic way

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