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commish

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noun com·mish \kə-ˈmish\

Definition of commish

plural

commishes

US informal

  1. :  commissioner <the police commish> <People who can't make the march are encouraged to fax art to HPD [Department of Housing Preservation and Development] commish Deborah Wright … — Esther Kaplan, The Village Voice, 24 May 1994>; especially :  the commissioner of an organized professional sport <Just as the controversy got interesting, the commish jetted to L.A. for an emergency player meeting and brokered a quick resolution. — Geoff Shackelford, Golf World, 26 Apr. 2010>



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Origin and Etymology of commish

by shortening and respelling


First Known Use: 1896


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