Definitions

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  • noun idiomatic, colloquial A person who is important or high-ranking.
  • noun An extremely pompous person.

Etymologies

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

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  • "and we can make sandwiches"

    March 4, 2007