Definitions

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  • n. The entertainment industry.

Etymologies

show +‎ business (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The 22-year-old bombshell has some of the longest legs in showbusiness and is famed for her slender frame.

    Rihanna Dating Negus Sealy

  • Though the show itself would end soon after that, Doreen would prove correct about which of the girls 'attributes would get them noticed in showbusiness at large.

    Jennifer Armstrong: What Mouseketeers Taught Me About Feminism

  • The campaign was deliberately non-party-political, it used some of the biggest names in showbusiness to get the message across to the public and it forced the issue to the top of the media agenda.

    Archive 2007-08-05

  • Rael's one of the hardest-working men in showbusiness, and he's been pushing Blosxom up the hill in his non-copious non-spare time.

    Boing Boing: January 19, 2003 - January 25, 2003 Archives

  • Jack Coleman: Unlike the rest of showbusiness which is so secure.

    2007 Paley Festival Recap: HEROES | the TV addict

  • There's nothing more than -- it's an amazing word, "showbusiness": There really is a show, and there really is the business.

    CNN Transcript Jul 21, 2001

  • Then, after a little pause, he adds "showbusiness", for extra clarification, just in case you thought he was talking about car manufacturing.

    The Guardian World News

  • This week a Telegraph report about the Pope's invitation to present Radio 4's Thought For The Day was written by its 'showbusiness' reporter.

    Home | Mail Online

  • In the documents, Susan states, "(Calkins) flew all three of our sons to Manhattan (New York) for his 'showbusiness' wedding and enjoyed a Hawaiian honeymoon with his new wife, yet paid nothing for his sons 'court-ordered day-to-day support."

    Hollywood.com - Recent News

  • If by "celebrity journalism" you refer to the aspect of entertainment journalism that covers "showbusiness," then it generally cannot be called journalism if we were to adhere to its highest professional and ethical standards.

    Rising Sun

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