showman

[ shoh-muhn ]
/ ˈʃoʊ mən /

noun, plural show·men.

a person who presents or produces a show, especially of a theatrical nature.
a person who is gifted in doing or presenting things theatrically or dramatically: He didn't have much voice but was a great showman.

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Origin of showman

First recorded in 1725–35; show + -man

OTHER WORDS FROM showman

show·man·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for showman

showman
/ (ˈʃəʊmən) /

noun plural -men

a person who presents or produces a theatrical show, etc
a person skilled at presenting anything in an effective manner

Derived forms of showman

showmanship, noun
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