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
The consummate showman always delivers a memorable performance.
Macron's understanding of Trump Mr. Macron’s invitation reflects an astute sizing up of an American president like no other, a showman with a taste for the grandiose, say specialists in the often thorny yet enduring Franco-American relationship.
This is far from the first time Dion has become a showman for fans off-stage.
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.
Robert MacDowell and Roger Magendie add color in supporting roles as the hotelier Foster Wilson and competing Wild West showman Pawnee Bill.
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.
But Prince was a true showman, tinkering with the set here and there to give fans a fresh take each time around.
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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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