Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of bah.
  • n. Eye dialect spelling of boss.

Etymologies

See bah (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Karl Rove theory that Republicans cannot survive without pandering to religious-right pooh-bahs is yet another piece of Bush dogma lying in ruins, done in by two synergistic forces.

    Sunday Reading

  • And the gentlemen, -- her _preux chevaliers_, -- they were burning with other passions than those which had driven them to her knees, encountering a little more serious response than "bahs" and shrugs.

    Balcony Stories

  • The poor, awkward little things did their very best to run away, and kept uttering their peculiar little "bahs" all the time, but their walk or shamble was very tiring, and required a great effort, and only too soon they sank down utterly exhausted, asking, in their poor, dumb way, that their lives might be spared.

    Rataplan, a rogue elephant; and other stories

  • They were wonderfully active, too, and began moving about within a few minutes of their birth, uttering soft little "bahs" for their mother, and making themselves quite at home.

    Rataplan, a rogue elephant; and other stories

  • Meanwhile, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx also isn't getting any kind of vibe from Obama or Democratic Party pooh-bahs.

    Tight lips about Dem convention concern St. Louis, Charlotte

  • As a matter of fact, I wouldn't be surprised to hear the poo- bahs in the upper echelon of the AFL- CIO decide to bestow Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker with its Organizer of the Year Award.

    Will Durst: Madness in Madtown

  • And it's positively thrilling to hear Ferguson -- the off-camera interviewer -- grill government and private sector pooh-bahs, as he exposes with diamond-cutter precision who and what plunged the financial system into cardiac arrest.

    Erica Abeel: Will Inside Job Start a Popular Rebellion?

  • It was that way with George W. Bush in December 2006, when, after conferring for three months with his generals and his Cabinet — not to mention the advice offered by the pooh-bahs in the Iraq Study Group — he decided on a surge strategy in Iraq.

    Obama’s is vote that matters on Afghanistan

  • Bottom line: I don't think the pooh bahs of the world are all that afraid of their giant carbon footprints.

    Channeling Religious Impulses

  • Opium production soared, fueling the Taliban, and filling the coffers of local poo-bahs and warlords.

    Gordon Adams: Afghanistan:Why Do We Stay?

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