pooh–bah

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noun, often capitalized P&B \ˈpü-ˌbä, -ˌbȯ\
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poo–bah

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

Origin and Etymology 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: 1886


POOH–BAH Defined for English Language Learners

pooh–bah

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noun, often capitalized P&B \ˈpü-ˌbä, -ˌbȯ\

Definition of pooh–bah for English Language Learners

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

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