from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A river steamboat having a troupe of performers and a theater aboard for performances on the river.
- n. One who seeks attention by ostentatious behavior; a showoff.
- intransitive v. To show off.
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- n. A river steamboat having a resident theatre.
- n. A showoff.
- v. To show off.
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- n. a river steamboat on which theatrical performances could be given (especially on the Mississippi River)
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This is pretty common in Mexico, where written sources often take a higher tone and "showboat".
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.
But she was criticized as a showboat for her victory prance around the field with an enormous fake gold medal dangling from her neck and a cell phone pressed to her ear.
Straight line retrieves is not important except for showboat owners.
The truth is, Facebook is as much a creature of the showboat Andy Warhol -- everyone gets more than their share of 15 of minutes fame -- as it is of the humanist E.M. Forster: "Only connect, and the beast and the monk, robbed of the isolation that is life to either, will die."
If these incompetent, imbeciles, still have their jobs on Monday the people of this country should be outraged, and hold someone accountable FOR REAL and not just grandstand, and showboat the issue to death like everything else!!!!!!!!!!!
It's all about buying stuff to showboat - from underwear to the game animals themselves.
Players who showboat by mocking or degrading their opponents, are abusing their gift and should be reprimanded and penalized for their behavior.
On April 22, Smallville introduces Booster Gold, "a glory-seeking showboat from the future," says Days of Our Lives star Eric Martsolf, who plays the DC Comics cult favorite.
September 9th, 2009 10: 31 pm ET it figures ..... the republicans can lie about "death panels" and then have the gall to try an showboat the president during a joint session speech.