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.

QUIZZES

DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?

Origin of showman

First recorded in 1725–35; show + -man

OTHER WORDS FROM showman

show·man·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for showman

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012