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floor show

noun
1.
a nightclub entertainment typically consisting of a series of singing, dancing, and often comedy acts.
Origin of floor show
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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Examples from the Web for floor show
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  • We'll have some fun—take in a floor show—drink a little meth.

    Brink of Madness Walter J. Sheldon
  • Soon, dinners were brought and after that the floor show began.

    Whispering Walls Mildred A. Wirt
  • He had no desire whatever, when dinner and the floor show were over, to leave Luba.

    Occasion for Disaster Gordon Randall Garrett
  • You look a little peaked; let's have a little drink and then we will go in and see the floor show.

    Hookers Richard F. Mann
British Dictionary definitions for floor show

floor show

noun
1.
a series of entertainments, such as singing, dancing, and comedy acts, performed in a nightclub
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