verb (used with object), road-showed, road-show·ing.
- road town,
- road train,
- road warrior,
- road-fund licence,
Origin of road show
- a radio show broadcast live from one of a number of towns or venues being visited by a disc jockey who is touring an area
- the touring disc jockey and the personnel and equipment needed to present such a showthe Radio 1 road show will be in Brighton next week
A tour made for a particular purpose, especially a political campaign. For example, It was primary season, and every would-be candidate was planning a road show. This term originated about 1900 for touring theatrical productions and in the mid-1900s began to be transferred to other endeavors.