su·​pre·​mo | \ sə-ˈprē-(ˌ)mō How to pronounce supremo (audio) , sü-\
plural supremos

Definition of supremo

chiefly British
: one who is highest in rank or authority

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Mourinho, meanwhile, is on punditry duty at the tournament and had some choice words to let out regarding Liverpool's offensive supremo., "Jose Mourinho Surprisingly Talks Up Mohamed Salah's Impact Ahead of Egypt's Clash With Russia," 19 June 2018 The 'upstairs' Alba is referring to could mean club supremo Florentino Perez, who would surely hate to see his side honour their most bitter rivals for the sake of tradition., "Spanish Stars Disagree on Whether or Not Real Madrid Should Give Barcelona Guard of Honour," 1 May 2018 Hopes this time, rest largely on the diminutive shoulders of one Mohamed Salah, as the Liverpool supremo dubbed the 'Egyptian King' leads his side's hopes in Russia., "How Far Can Liverpool Superstar Mohamed Salah Carry the Pharoahs at the FIFA World Cup?," 9 May 2018 Airbus customers will be courted with a different kind of sales pitch now that hard-charging marketing supremo John Leahy has handed over the reins, his successor Eric Schulz said in an interview. Benjamin Katz, The Seattle Times, "New Airbus sales chief will rely on performance, not swagger," 11 Feb. 2018 De Gea beat Bayern Munich supremo Manuel Neuer, with the German's recent injury record perhaps leading most fans to look elsewhere instead., "90min Fans Choose Their Ultimate 4-Man Football Dream Team to Battle the Storm," 17 Oct. 2017 VAR has its backers, none more prominent than FIFA supremo Gianni Infantino, who has publicly supported the use of video replays and looks set to implement the system at next year's World Cup. Siddharth Kohli, CNN, "VAR: The good, the bad and the ugly," 4 July 2017 But to do so, the towering and now former, law enforcement supremo had to get to the airport. Stephen Collinson, CNN, "24 hours of craziness in Trump's Washington," 11 May 2017 But like Messi, Maradona was the team’s clear supremo. David Waldstein, New York Times, "Lionel Messi Dazzles as Argentina Advances to Face United States JUNE 18, 2016," 20 June 2016

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First Known Use of supremo

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for supremo

Spanish & Italian, from supremo, adjective, supreme, from Latin supremus

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English Language Learners Definition of supremo

British, informal : a person who has the most authority or power in a particular activity

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