su·​pre·​mo sə-ˈprē-(ˌ)mō How to pronounce supremo (audio)
plural supremos
chiefly British
: one who is highest in rank or authority

Examples of supremo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, Xi, an aloof supremo with the license to rule for life, has embarked upon rounds of radical purges and crackdowns that have affected the ranks of China’s political elites and its private sector. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 5 Sep. 2023 Who will become Africa’s new soccer supremo? Samindra Kunti, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 The lifestyle supremo took to Instagram to share a series of selfies while having her hair washed at the Frederic Fekkai salon. Tish Weinstock, Vogue, 30 Jan. 2023 Brad Pitt, John Krasinski and Jerry Bruckheimer have teamed up for a Formula One movie, which has been snapped up by Apple Studios, while a series about ex-Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is also in the works. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 14 July 2022 Then there’s Wall Street supremo Jamie Dimon, who sees an economic hurricane barreling straight at us. Larry Edelman,, 6 June 2022 That would be Ed Pinto, director of the American Enterprise Institute’s Housing Center, and house-price forecaster supremo. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 3 Nov. 2021 Russia’s supremo Vladimir Putin may have a reason to pop a champagne bottle in view of the EU’s sanctions on the Kremlin. Ariel Cohen, Forbes, 14 Oct. 2021 All of our fall 2009 collection images and the accompanying reviews by our then-menswear-supremo Tim Blanks were apparently wiped from the Runway archive. Luke Leitch, Vogue, 11 June 2021 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of supremo was in 1958

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“Supremo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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