Definition of show-woman in US English:

show-woman

noun

  • A woman who produces or presents shows as an occupation, especially one who works at a circus, fair, or other travelling show.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Fanny Burney (1752–1840), writer. From show + woman, after showman.

Pronunciation

show-woman

/ˈʃəʊˌwʊmən/