commish

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noun com·mish \ kə-ˈmish \

Definition of commish

plural commishes
US, informal
: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 KaplanThe Village Voice24 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 ShackelfordGolf World26 Apr. 2010

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Origin and Etymology of commish

by shortening and respelling


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