showmanship

[ shoh-muh n-ship ]
/ ˈʃoʊ mənˌʃɪp /

noun

the skill or ability of a showman.

Origin of showmanship

First recorded in 1855–60; showman + -ship
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showmanship


n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper