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

Examples of supremo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The daughter of Formula One's former commercial supremo lives on Kensington Palace Gardens, among the residences of the French and Russian ambassadors and close to the Kensington Palace home of Prince William and his wife Kate. NBC News, "British model Tamara Ecclestone has $64 million in jewelry stolen," 16 Dec. 2019 Since buying the commercial rights for F1 from longtime British supremo Bernie Ecclestone in 2017, the American mass media company has made fan engagement a priority. Emiko Jozuka, CNN, "Singapore Grand Prix: Humidity meets hedonism during Asia's most punishing race," 20 Sep. 2019 Then Mr Sánchez threw himself into the horse-trading over EU jobs, securing the post of foreign-relations supremo for Josep Borrell, his foreign minister. The Economist, "Spain stumbles towards a government," 18 July 2019 Ahead of Wimbledon, the tennis supremo sat down with CNN Sport to tackle a revealing quickfire challenge. CNN, "Naomi Osaka: Tennis star takes on the CNN quickfire challenge," 23 Aug. 2019 Lukather did justice to Santana (no easy feat) and keyboard supremo Rolie recreated his fierce part heard on the original recording. Jordan Runtagh,, "Starr Man: Inside Ringo's 30-Year Odyssey with His All-Starr Band," 19 Aug. 2019 That will take an ability to confront people but also to broker deals, so Mrs von der Leyen should appoint experienced commission hands like Margrethe Vestager, the Danish competition supremo, to powerful roles. The Economist, "Does Ursula von der Leyen have the right skills for the EU Commission?," 18 July 2019 Charles Michel and Josep Borrell, the incoming European Council president and EU foreign policy supremo, are both closer to Paris than Berlin. The Economist, "Wurst among equals," 11 July 2019 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

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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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30 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Supremo.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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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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one that suddenly gains wealth or power

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