HyperDic: showman

English > 2 senses of the word showman:
NOUNperson showmana person skilled at making effective presentations
person showman, promoter, impresarioa sponsor who books and stages public entertainments
showman > pronunciation
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English > showman: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person skilled at making effective presentations.
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
English > showman: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA sponsor who books and stages public entertainments.
Synonymspromoter, impresario
InstancesBarnum, P. T. Barnum, Phineas Taylor BarnumUnited States showman who popularized the circus (1810-1891)
Cody, William F. Cody, William Frederick Cody, Buffalo Bill, Buffalo Bill CodyUnited States showman famous for his Wild West Show (1846-1917)
D'Oyly Carte, Richard D'Oyly CarteEnglish impresario who brought Gilbert and Sullivan together and produced many of their operettas in London (1844-1901)
Diaghilev, Sergei Diaghilev, Sergei Pavlovich DiaghilevRussian ballet impresario who founded the Russian ballet and later introduced it to the West (1872-1929)
Hurok, Sol Hurok, Solomon HurokUnited States impresario who was born in Russia (1888-1974)
Ringling, Charles RinglingUnited States showman whose song-and-dance troop evolved into a circus (1863-1926)
Narrowerexhibitor, exhibitioner, showersomeone who organizes an exhibit for others to see
organ-grinderA street musician who plays a hand organ or hurdy-gurdy
pornographer, porn merchantsomeone who presents shows or sells writing or pictures / pictures that are sexually explicit in violation of the community mores
Broaderbooker, booking agentsomeone who engages a person or company for performances

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