Barnum, P(hineas) T(aylor)

Barnum, P(hineas) T(aylor)
 (1810–1891) American showman.

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  • Barnum, P(hineas) T(aylor) — Bar·num (bärʹnəm), P(hineas) T(aylor). 1810 1891. American showman who established The Greatest Show on Earth (1871), which was merged with its major competition (1881) to form the Barnum and Bailey Circus. * * * born July 5, 1810, Bethel, Conn …   Universalium

  • Barnum — [bär′nəm] P(hineas) T(aylor) 1810 91; U.S. showman & circus operator …   English World dictionary

  • Barnum — /bahr neuhm/, n. P(hineas) T(aylor), 1810 91, U.S. showman who established a circus in 1871. * * * …   Universalium

  • Barnum — Bar•num [[t]ˈbɑr nəm[/t]] n. big P(hineas) T(aylor), 1810–91, U.S. showman and circus impresario …   From formal English to slang

  • Prince of Humbugs — P(hineas) T(aylor) Barnum …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • jumbo — ☆ jumbo [jum′bō ] n. pl. jumbos [< Gullah jamba, elephant; of Afr orig.: reinforced by BARNUM s P(hineas) T(aylor) use of it for his famous elephant, Jumbo] a very large person, animal, or thing adj. very large; larger than usual of its kind …   English World dictionary

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