showman

[ shoh-muh n ]
/ ˈʃoʊ mən /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. showground,
  2. showily,
  3. showiness,
  4. showing,
  5. showjumping,
  6. showmanly,
  7. showmanship,
  8. shown,
  9. showpiece,
  10. showplace

Origin of showman

First recorded in 1725–35; show + -man

Related formsshow·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 Formsshowmanship, noun

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Word Origin and History for showman

showman

n.

"one who presents shows," 1734, from see show (n.) + man (n.).

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