What does showboat mean?

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ˈʃoʊˌboʊtshow·boat

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. showboatnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. showboatnoun

    A river steamboat having a resident theatre.

  2. showboatnoun

    A showoff.

  3. showboatverb

    To show off.

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  1. Showboat

    A showboat, or show boat, was a form of theater that traveled along the waterways of the United States, especially along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. A showboat was basically a barge that resembled a long, flat-roofed house, and in order to move down the river, it was pushed by a small tugboat which was attached to it. It would have been impossible to put a steam engine on it, since it would have had to be placed right in the auditorium. However, since the box-office success of MGM's 1951 motion picture version of the musical Show Boat, in which the boat was inaccurately redesigned as a deluxe, self-propelled steamboat, the image of a showboat as a large twin-stacked vessel with a huge paddle wheel at the rear has taken hold in popular culture.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of showboat in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of showboat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of showboat in a Sentence

  1. President Trump:

    I told them when they put this guy here, it's nothing but trouble, he's a showboat. If you keep talking, I'll leave and you can have it out with the rest of these people. If you keep talking, I'm going to leave and you can have it out with them.

  2. Rod Rosenstein:

    Jim was always a showboat.

  3. President Trump:

    I told them when they put this guy here, its nothing but trouble, hes a showboat. If you keep talking, Illleave, and you can have it out with the rest of these people.

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