showman

play
noun show·man \ˈshō-mən\

Definition of showman

  1. 1 :  the producer of a play or theatrical show

  2. 2 :  a notably spectacular, dramatic, or effective performer

showmanship

play \ˈshō-mən-ˌship\ noun

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Circa 1734

First Known Use of showman

circa 1734


SHOWMAN Defined for English Language Learners

showman

play
noun

Definition of showman for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is good at entertaining people


SHOWMAN Defined for Kids

showman

play
noun show·man \ˈshō-mən\

Definition of showman for Students

plural

showmen

\-mən\
  1. :  a person having a special skill for presenting something in a dramatic way


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