Meaning of Barnum, P. T. in English:

Barnum, P. T.

Pronunciation /ˈbɑːnəm/

proper noun

  • (1810–91), American showman; full name Phineas Taylor Barnum. He billed his circus, opened in 1871, as ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’; ten years later he founded the Barnum and Bailey circus with his former rival Anthony Bailey (1847–1906).