Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A river steamboat having a troupe of performers and a theater aboard for performances on the river.
  • noun One who seeks attention by ostentatious behavior; a showoff.
  • intransitive verb To show off.

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  • noun US A river steamboat having a resident theatre.
  • noun by extension A showoff.
  • verb To show off.

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  • noun a river steamboat on which theatrical performances could be given (especially on the Mississippi River)

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Examples

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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