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 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 He's probably spent more time with President Xi Jinping than any other American, after being tasked as vice president with building ties with the rising Chinese supremo. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 29 Apr. 2021 The SpaceX supremo would like to change the name of Boca Chica, the Gulf Coast community where his company is building its deep-space rocket. David Meyer, Fortune, 3 Mar. 2021 Schwartzman, who was playing his first Masters 1000 final having beaten clay court supremo Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals, broke Djokovic at the start of the second set, only for the world No. 1 to immediately break back. George Ramsay, CNN, 21 Sep. 2020 Between then and now, a blink of an eye, that same corporal became a generalissimo, a writer, and an editor supremo. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 17 Sep. 2020 See More

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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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19 Jun 2022

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“Supremo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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