panjandrum

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An imaginary personage of much power or pretension; a burlesque potentate, plenipotentiary, or Great Mogul.

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Note

This word is named after the Grand Panjandrum, a character in a 'nonsense farrago' written by British dramatist Samuel Foote (1720-1777).

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