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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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 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

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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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