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  • n. Plural form of showboater.

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Examples

  • But isn't the question really why people continue to vote for gangsters, showboaters, and self-centered ignoramuses?

    Daily Links, May 7, 2009

  • Some of the big, lush wines are in vogue with the modern plush styling so they are showboaters that seem to turn heads.

    A Year of Wine

  • Such realities haven't prevented green showboaters from claiming victory after the Bush Administration designated the polar bear as a "threatened" species yesterday.

    Polar Bear Melodrama

  • Franks is known to dislike showboaters and phonies and rarely grants interviews.

    Bulking Up For Baghdad

  • This was back in the time when the studio wasn't purposefully filled with a thousand self-conscious showboaters lurking in the background to whoop and gurgle at the merest opportunity.

    Hollandaise sauce

  • In the novel a few of the most ambitious showboaters meet untimely ends.

    The O'Reilly Factor

  • "SportsDome" is a wicked homage to ESPN's "SportsCenter," complete with blaring theme music, explosive graphics and a pair of glib, good-looking showboaters named Mark Shepard and

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • And everyone mentions stories of showboaters who have installed saunas and hot tubs, otherworldly amenities that must surely startle any already-dazed fish unfortunate enough to have been hooked.

    msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines

  • What Obama and his empty showboaters failed even to acknowledge in their "security" summit is the reality of the post-Big Five nuclear age: We're on the brink of a world in which the wealthiest nations from Canada to Norway to Japan can barely project meaningful force to their own borders while the nickel-'n'-dime basket cases go nuclear.

    Articles on National Review Online

  • Some are mere showboaters, some are in earnest, even saintly.

    Articles on National Review Online

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