pooh-bah

noun, often capitalized P&B
\ˈpü-ˌbä, -ˌbȯ\
variants: or less commonly poo-bah

Definition of pooh-bah 

1 : a person holding many public or private offices

2 : a person in high position or of great influence

First Known Use of pooh-bah

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pooh-bah

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

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The first known use of pooh-bah was in 1886

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pooh-bah

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English Language Learners Definition of pooh-bah

: a person who has a lot of power or influence

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