\ ˈpō-təs How to pronounce POTUS (audio) \
variants: or less commonly Potus

Definition of POTUS

: the president of the United States often used like a nicknameThe Bushes held their first state dinner. POTUS served buffalo meat, wore cowboy boots and welcomed Clint Eastwood.Newsweek

First Known Use of POTUS

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“POTUS.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/POTUS. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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