Definitions

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  • n. A powerful individual or force, particularly one that is seen as malevolent, dominating and threatening.

Etymologies

Derived from the fictional character, Darth Vader, itself derived from either Dark Lord of the Sith or a blend of dark and death + Dutch vader ("father"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So, in short: Darth Vader fabric is inherently funny.

    September 2006

  • Obama gave his talk, Cheney gave his and then a Democratically controlled Congress sided with the guy they call Darth Vader and refused to allow Obama to import the inmates on the Guantanamo Bay prisoner of war camp.

    FOXNews.com

  • Huh? yeah, we see it all the time, thousands upon thousands showing up at the polls and voting under the name Darth Vader or Mickey Mouse with non-existent address.

    Patterico's Pontifications

  • Galactic Lord, aka Darth Vader, Corset - It will be of no surprise to you that this is also the creator of the sexy Star Trek corsets that were around the internet last year.

    Lacing up with the Force - Pink Raygun.com

  • If you know anything about Anna Wintour, she ` s been called Darth Vader in a frock among other things.

    CNN Transcript May 19, 2009

  • He even bailed criticism levied by the man liberals call Darth Vader didn't get a rise out of Obama.

    CNN Transcript Jan 14, 2009

  • The cost of appeasing John Malone — the man Al Gore once called Darth Vader because of his stranglehold on the cable industry — can be steep.

    The Twilight of the Moguls

  • DICK CHENEY, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: I asked Lynne the other day if -- how she felt about me being called Darth Vader, and she said well, it humanizes you.

    CNN Transcript Jun 2, 2008

  • US Vice President Dick Cheney - who even Senator Hillary Clinton now refers to as Darth Vader - must be foaming at the mouth; but the fact is that after the Caspian summit, Iran and Russia are officially entangled in a strategic partnership.

    Asia Times: Attack Iran and you attack Russia - Is Washington Listening

  • Doakes stared at Cody, Cody stared back, and Doakes made what I can only call a Darth Vader intake of breath.

    Dexter in the Dark

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