Definition of P T Barnum from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

P T Barnum

 
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Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-91) a US showman who was famous for his exaggerated claims. He owned a travelling circus, called the Greatest Show on Earth, and later joined his great rival J A Bailey to form Barnum and Bailey's Circus. His circus acts included Tom Thumb and the elephant Jumbo.