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  • n. Plural form of showboat.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of showboat.


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  • On this early Edison Phonograph recording, the group alternately showboats, teases each other and generally pokes the new technology with a stick.

    Boing Boing

  • Never mind Ed Werder or anyone else on Brett's front lawn (I get along fine with Ed, who has a thankless assignment tracking down stars and showboats.)

    Brett's broken record

  • Sure, he showboats quite a bit, but I can't think of another actor who can do barely repressed rage in as many different keys.

    Lance Mannion:

  • These no-go showboats were decked out with chrome superchargers and fuel injection but never hit the pavement as they were rolled out of trailers to the pink shag fake fur of the hot rod show floor.

    Boing Boing

  • I'm not talking of showboats here, but of people for whom honesty was finally not an option to be considered, but an obligation to be fulfilled.

    Three Ethics Questions

  • While most young associates toil away in the library writing briefs, Ally showboats like a character out of a John Grisham novel, telling everyone exactly what she thinks.

    How Would Ally Do It?

  • Says Neil Livingstone, a Washington consultant on counterterrorism: "There's no place in their ranks for showboats."

    The Mind Of A Commando

  • Unfortunately, sanctimonious showboats pretending to be Mr. Smith now use the once rare filibuster as a parliamentary gimmick to defend pork at home.

    It's A Wonderful Legacy

  • Two self-centered showboats on one team is one too many -- his and Reggie Bush's egos might collide and cause a black hole to erupt over the Superdome.

    "[B]irth control ... messes with God’s will, God’s will to permanently relieve me from cat litter duty. Because God has nothing better to do."

  • To the degree that, for 50 years, boomers have been expressive about their sexuality, we now have this population of middle-aged showboats helplessly dramatizing theirs.

    It's the Adultery, Stupid


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