Definitions

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  • noun Alternative form of grand poobah.

Etymologies

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From Pooh-Bah, the name of the character in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado (1885).

Examples

  • A powerful Grand Poobah is indeed direly needed; but I wonder what Canadians will think of these views of his--with which I agree:

    Afstan: Lord High Paddy Ashdown

  • She pretended that she knew little, if anything, about the business of publishing (including the widely known secret that memoirs aren't always fact-checked), despite the fact that, in reality Oprah is the Grand Poobah of Media.

    Patrick Gavin: The 'O' is for 'Opportunism'

  • So the Grand Poobah of all-that-was-evil has finally been executed after what must have seemed like interminable delays to the eager Bush administration.

    Saddam Hussein - R.I.P.

  •     "I don't care if he was First Minister to the Grand Poobah of the Great Cathayan Empire," Cimorene said.

    calling on dragons

  • "I don't care if he was First Minister to the Grand Poobah of the Great Cathayan Empire," Cimorene said.

    Calling On Dragons

  • That term, Grand Poobah, comes from the Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera

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  • My knowledge of the term, Grand Poobah, comes from The Flintstones and Happy Days.

    Forbes.com: News

  • Tonight he is being installed as the Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of Victoria - what cheeky sorts call the Grand Poobah.

    The Age News Headlines

  • Sure, it's kind of nice to be the Top Dog, the Big Kahuna, the Grand Poobah of your domain, but in the end, that's not what solid leadership is all about.

    Entrepreneur.com: Latest Articles

  • As with most comedies from the Judd Apatow Factory - the hirsute Grand Poobah executive produced

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