[ US /ˈʃoʊˌboʊt/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈə‍ʊbə‍ʊt/ ]
  1. a river steamboat on which theatrical performances could be given (especially on the Mississippi River)
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How To Use showboat In A Sentence

  • The two detectives are a hard-edged tough guy and a showboating, overconfident rookie.
  • During his NATO days, the studious soldier struck many officers as a showboat.
  • No samba style and no mazy dribbles or showboating. The Sun
  • Whole day tour at Sydney Ms. Macquarie's Seat, Opera House, Botanic Garden, The Rocks, ; Darling Harbour including Sydney Showboat Jazz Luncheon Cruise, China Town, Bondi Beach.
  • With fighting, trash-talking, cursing, and endzone dances strictly prohibited, the only type of player not welcome in the USFTL is a showboat.
  • If, in reviews, Paul Morgan comes off as a showboater and Jim Javor seems like a modest Luddite, then Randy Bott, who has since fallen out of the top 25, is sui generis. NYT > Home Page
  • Indeed, I'm a bit suspicious of ‘inspiring’ clerics since usually that means they are showboats who are trying to wrench the focus away from Christ and onto themselves.
  • Today at the "showboat" job summit which is nothing but a pile of crap, one of the ideas was extending unemployment for the people that fall off the rolls in January. About.com Job Searching
  • I'd rather just loudly insist that people who favor war go fight in it themselves or be damned as showboaters and shirkers.
  • And look, you can keep showboating for the cameras, but we made clear what our views are.
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