Definition of Showman

1. Noun. A person skilled at making effective presentations.

Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul



2. Noun. A sponsor who books and stages public entertainments.

Definition of Showman

1. n. One who exhibits a show; a proprietor of a show.

Definition of Showman

1. Noun. a person who owns or runs a fairground. ¹

2. Noun. a theatrical impresario or promoter, someone resembling this. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Showman

1. a theatrical producer [n SHOWMEN]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Showman

showing fingers
showing intelligence
showing lack of intelligence
showing mercy
showing neatness
showing off
showing trust
showing up
showing wisdom
showings
showish
showjumper
showjumpers
showjumping
showlike
showman (current term)
showmance
showmances
showmanly
showmanship
showmanships
showmen
shown
showoff
showoffs
showperson
showpersons
showpiece
showpieces
showplace

Literary usage of Showman

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1. Struggles and Triumphs: Or, Forty Years' Recollections of P. T. Barnum by Phineas Taylor Barnum (1875)
"I could see that my allusion to him as a " showman " was by no mean? pleasant, which leads me to recount the circumstances under which I was first brought ..."

2. England Under the House of Hanover: Its History and Condition During the by Thomas Wright (1848)
"The simple auditor of this fine speech, totally unconscious of the process to which his pocket is being subjected, observes, " Mayhap it may, Master showman ..."

3. Curiosities of Natural History by Francis Trevelyan Buckland (1882)
"A paragraph even got into the local newspapers to the same effect, and this was just what they wanted; for a showman who had an exhibition in the town, ..."

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