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Definition of showboat verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    showboat

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈʃoʊboʊt//
     
    [intransitive] (informal) (often disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they showboat
     
    he / she / it showboats
     
    past simple showboated
     
    -ing form showboating
     
     
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  1. to behave in a way that tries to show people how intelligent, skillful, etc. you are He's a good guitar player, but he tends to showboat on his solos.
  2. showboating
     
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  3.  
    noun [uncountable]
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