- n. Alternative form of poobah.
- From Pooh-Bah, a comic character in the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta The Mikado (1885). (Wiktionary)
“It didn't matter if you were President George H.W. Bush or Ben Bradlee, the legendary Washington Post editor and pooh-bah of insider journalism, who was always publicly proclaiming his tough-guy desire to "give my left nut" for one story after another 'How many of those can one guy have to give?”
“Kentucky planter and pooh-bah James Taylor a cousin of President Zachary Taylor, onboard an Ohio River steamboat, "spoke at extraordinary length and spat all the time like a sprinkling can.”
“You have the feeling the words are dictated by some party pooh-bah who believes the speech will fail if it does not touch all the issues on every strategist's list.”
“Later, Carter describes O'Brien as appearing "so drawn," and "so stony-blank" that NBC pooh-bah Jeff Zucker "thought he looked catatonic.”
“I'd have to kill myself after we talked, so I think I'll pass," one Washington pooh-bah and logical invitee says.”
“I debated a Tea Party pooh-bah on LA's NPR station KPCC yesterday.”
“Think Bob Dole - numbingly boring presidential candidate, but wry, witty and downright punchy when the cameras were turned off during his disastrous 1996 campaign and later when he was freed to be himself as a wisecracking Senate pooh-bah.”
“Look at a photo of the latest pooh-bah conference -- the hausfrau Merkel, the big glum Scotsman, that goofball Berlusconi, Putin with his B-movie bad-boy scowl, and Sarkozy, who looks like a district manager for Avis -- you put Barack in that bunch and he will shine.”
“The pooh-bah personage mucked up the administration of the oath of office.”
“What would we do without you, oh grand pooh-bah of the graphic novel?”
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The great W.S. Gilbert was librettist in the famous Gilbert & Sullivan collaboration, producing fourteen operas altogether. They are rich in wonderful Victorian words and usages and very clever rhy...
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