[ shoh-muhn ]

noun,plural show·men.
  1. a person who presents or produces a show, especially of a theatrical nature.

  2. a person who is gifted in doing or presenting things theatrically or dramatically: He didn't have much voice but was a great showman.

Origin of showman

First recorded in 1725–35; show + -man

Other words from showman

  • show·man·ly, adverb

Words Nearby showman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use showman in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for showman


/ (ˈʃəʊmən) /

nounplural -men
  1. a person who presents or produces a theatrical show, etc

  2. a person skilled at presenting anything in an effective manner

Derived forms of showman

  • showmanship, noun

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