[ shoh-stop-er ]
/ ˈʃoʊˌstɒp ər /
Theater. a performer or performance that wins enthusiastic or prolonged applause.
a spectacularly arresting or appealing person or thing: This bright plaid suit is a real show-stopper.
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Origin of show-stopper
First recorded in 1945–50
OTHER WORDS FROM show-stoppershow-stop·ping, show·stop·ping, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for show-stopper
On the show-stopper "Turn It Off," sung by a closeted missionary struggling with his sexuality.