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showman (n.)

"one who presents shows," 1734, from show (n.) + man (n.).

updated on June 25, 2015

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Definitions of showman from WordNet

showman (n.)
a person skilled at making effective presentations;
showman (n.)
a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments;
Synonyms: promoter / impresario
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