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  • n. Mock title used to refer to an authoritative, bossy or demanding person.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Someone who gives a command or makes a demand, often one who acts in a self-important manner, sometimes one with authority; -- used mockingly as a jocose term, as if a title of honor, but not usually in the presence of the person referred to, and usually indicating resentment or contempt.


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This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology. Comes from early 19th century in literature. From the British, it was noticed that "nabs" was in use, from the Dutch was seen "nebs"


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