noun, often capitalized P&B \ˈpü-ˌbä, -ˌb\

: a person who has a lot of power or influence

Full Definition of POOH-BAH

:  a person holding many public or private offices
:  a person in high position or of great influence

Variants of POOH-BAH

pooh–bah also poo–bah \ˈpü-ˌbä, -ˌb\

Origin of POOH-BAH

Pooh-Bah, character in Gilbert and Sullivan's opera The Mikado (1885) bearing the title Lord-High-Everything-Else
First Known Use: 1888


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