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pooh–bah

noun \ˈpü-ˌbä, -ˌbȯ\

Simple Definition of pooh–bah

  • : a person who has a lot of power or influence

Full Definition of pooh–bah

  1. 1 :  a person holding many public or private offices

  2. 2 :  a person in high position or of great influence

Variants of pooh–bah

also poo–bah play \ˈpü-ˌbä, -ˌbȯ\

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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