- 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.
Origin of showman
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Examples from the Web for showman
Ever the showman, he asks if he can play the tape forward, sing the lyric once, play that “backmasked stuff,” then sing that.The Stacks: The Judas Priest Teen Suicide Trial
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He was not just the best player of his time—he was a showman of epic proportions.How Sneaker Culture Conquered the World
March 16, 2014
Timberlake, ever the showman, has a knack for transforming into the living embodiment of his music.Justin Timberlake’s Evolving Sound With New Album 'The 20/20 Experience'
March 12, 2013
Despite his reputation as a showman and author of bons mots, Harold Macmillan felt physically ill before each bout.Prime Ministers vs. Parliament: Winners & Losers
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July 20, 2011
As a showman who loves the theatrics, addressing the UN general assembly is the ultimate stage.Libya's Muammar Gaddafi Tried to Execute Me
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"Sir, you break the illusion of the scene," mildly remonstrates the showman.
"But, sir, you have not the proper point of view," remarks the showman.
I had the air of a showman rejoicing in his exhibition hall.A Daughter of the Middle Border
I'm the showman of the occasion, moreover, and I avert myself, leaving you to judge.The Tragic Muse
The showman quizzed Alfred as to what he could do in the concert.Watch Yourself Go By
Al. G. Field
- a person who presents or produces a theatrical show, etc
- a person skilled at presenting anything in an effective manner
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Word Origin and History for showman
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