Definition of P. t. barnum
1. Noun. United States showman who popularized the circus (1810-1891).
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Lexicographical Neighbors of P. T. Barnum
P. G. Wodehouse
P. P. von Mauser
P. T. Barnum
Literary usage of P. t. barnum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1855)
"... company of Drapers, was at the charges of that part between Bishopsgate and All- hallows-in-the-Wall. JG WALLER. (To le continued.) LIFE OF PT BARNUM. ..."
2. A Golden Age of Authors: A Publisher's Recollection by William Webster Ellsworth (1919)
"It was a copy of "The Life of PT Barnum, by Himself," a book absolutely unlike any I had read hitherto (under guidance). It bore no relation to "The Swiss ..."
3. The American Occupation of the Philippines, 1898-1912 by James Henderson Blount (1912)
"And Professor Worcester is the PT Barnum of the "non-Christian tribe" industry. The Filipinos, though unacquainted with the career of the famous menagerie ..."
4. Edward Fitzgerald Beale, a Pioneer in the Path of Empire, 1822-1903 by Stephen Bonsal (1912)
"... the United States Senate—Wise " Stay-at-Homes " Show Incredulity—Beale Walks down Wall Street with Mr. Aspinwall—PT Barnum Wants to Exhibit the Gold—But ..."