Definition of show-me in English:

show-me

adjective

  • 1Also with capital initial(s). Designating or relating to the State of Missouri or its inhabitants. Especially in "Show-Me State": (a nickname for) Missouri.

  • 2Demanding proof or evidence before believing something; very sceptical.

Usage

(attributive) informal (originally and chiefly US)

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Omaha (Nebraska) Morning World-Herald. From show + me, in sense 1 after the expression I'm from Missouri, you'll have to show me, with allusion to the reputation for scepticism attributed to inhabitants of that state.

Pronunciation

show-me

/ˈʃəʊmiː/