Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of poobah.

Etymologies

From Pooh-Bah, a comic character in the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta The Mikado. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He was very smart then, even smarter now, but still very hamish, certainly for a poo-bah.

    The Lampshade

  • Flip deserves credit for demanding we take this idea first to David Rosenthal, then the grand poo-bah at Simon & Schuster.

    The Lampshade

  • But in all seriousness I wonder who is the grand poo-bah that gets to decide who is on this list?

    28 « October « 2007 « Adventures in Juggling

  • Serious Eats grand poo-bah Ed Levine, a former Vendy judge himself, posted a comment to SENY displaying a similar disbelief.

    Rickshaw Nomination Generates Outrage; Vendys Respond | Midtown Lunch - Finding Lunch in the Food Wasteland of NYC's Midtown Manhattan

  • President-elect Obama is going to be President - not grand poo-bah dictator-deity for life.

    "No Country For Old Men" (2007)

  • Information design poo-bah Edward Tufte believes he has traced the Columbia shuttle disaster to one poorly conceived slide.

    Speedlinking 10/30/07

  • It must be tantamount to putting one's head on the chopping block if a positive story is reported - or at least a publoic reprimand from the great poo-bah, Limbaugh. pags2 a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chicago Democratic Party

    Think Progress

  • Apple computer poo-bah Steve Jobs, one of the many talking heads on hand to sing Macca's praises, points out, just hearing these classics played and sung by the guy who wrote (or co-wrote) 'em is a treat, and the great sound and high-definition video certainly don't hurt.

    videosaver.net

  • There's a handshake everybody gotta know How come grand poo-bah always gotta run the whole show?

    WN.com - Business News

  • Doesn't like to shave, he got caveman stubble Me and barney, loyal order water buffalo Lodge brothers, loyal order water buffalo There's a handshake everybody gotta know How come grand poo-bah always gotta run the whole show?

    WN.com - Business News

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