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show house

or show·house

noun
  1. theater(def 1).
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Origin of show house

First recorded in 1520–30
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Historical Examples of show house

  • I heerd say it was to be the show-house of the whole county.

    What Will He Do With It, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • The two which opened first were removed into his show-house.

    Flowers and Flower-Gardens

    David Lester Richardson

  • Then he took Dunk firmly by the arm and marched him out of a side entrance of the show-house.

    Andy at Yale

    Roy Eliot Stokes

  • I did not visit the show-house of Blenheim, for I had seen it before; moreover, show-houses are not to my mind.

  • Beyond this show-house lie the small structures devoted to "hybridization," but I deal with them in another chapter.

    About Orchids

    Frederick Boyle


British Dictionary definitions for show house

show house

noun
  1. a house on a new estate that is decorated and furnished for prospective buyers to view
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