Meaning of showboat

show•boat

Pronunciation: (shō'bōt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a boat, esp. a paddle-wheel steamer, used as a traveling theater.
  2. show-off (def. 1).
  3. a person, esp. an athlete, who performs in an ostentatiously sensational manner calculated to draw attention; show-off.
—v.i.
  1. to perform or behave in an outrageous or spectacular manner.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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