Pronunciation: (shō'bōt"),[key] —n. 1. a boat, esp. a paddle-wheel steamer, used as a traveling theater.
2. Informal.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. to perform or behave in an outrageous or spectacular manner. Also,show'boat"er(for defs. 2, 3).