Meaning of “showman” in the English Dictionary

"showman" in English

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showmannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈʃəʊ.mən/ us /ˈʃoʊ.mən/ plural -men uk /-mən/ us
noun [ U ] uk /ˈʃəʊ.mən.ʃɪp/ us /ˈʃoʊ.mən.ʃɪp/

His showmanship in the ring shouldn't detract from his considerable skill.

(Definition of “showman” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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showmannoun [ C ]

us /ˈʃoʊ·mən/ -men /ˈʃoʊ·mən/

showman noun [ C ] (MAKER OF SHOWS)

someone who produces movies, stage shows, or other entertainment:

P.T. Barnum, a founder of the circus, was a great showman.

showman noun [ C ] (PERFORMER)

someone who is a skilled performer:

The President is a great showman and a clever politician.

(Definition of “showman” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)