com·​mish | \ kə-ˈmish How to pronounce commish (audio) \
plural commishes

Definition of commish

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 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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First Known Use of commish

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Commish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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