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show business

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noun
  1. the entertainment industry, as theater, motion pictures, television, radio, carnival, and circus.
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Origin of show business

First recorded in 1925–30
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  • In the show-business a bull is a bull, whether it's a lady-bull or a gentleman-bull.

    From Place to Place

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • For the next week the "show-business" was relegated to the background.


British Dictionary definitions for show business

show business

noun
  1. the entertainment industry, including theatre, films, television, and radioInformal term: show biz
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