showboating; showboated; showboats

Definitions of showboat
  1. noun
    a river steamboat on which theatrical performances could be given (especially on the Mississippi River)
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    type of:
    river boat
    a boat used on rivers or to ply a river
    a boat propelled by a steam engine
  2. noun
    someone who deliberately behaves in such a way as to attract attention
    synonyms: exhibitionist, show-off
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    someone who performs with an eye to the applause from spectators in the grandstand
    hot dog, hotdog
    someone who performs dangerous stunts to attract attention to himself
    poser, poseur
    a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not
    a woman poseur
    type of:
    egoist, egotist, swellhead
    a conceited and self-centered person
  3. verb
    attract attention onto oneself
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