showmanship

[shoh-muh n-ship]

noun

the skill or ability of a showman.

Nearby words

  1. showiness,
  2. showing,
  3. showjumping,
  4. showman,
  5. showmanly,
  6. shown,
  7. showpiece,
  8. showplace,
  9. showroom,
  10. showstopper

Origin of showmanship

First recorded in 1855–60; showman + -ship

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Word Origin and History for showmanship

showmanship

n.

1859, from showman "one who presents shows" + -ship.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper