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  • n. Alternative form of poobah.


From Pooh-Bah, a comic character in the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta The Mikado (1885). (Wiktionary)



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  • I lurve The Mikado.

    September 3, 2008

  • "POOH: It is consequently my degrading duty to serve this upstart as First Lord of the Treasury, Lord Chief Justice, Commander-in-Chief, Lord High Admiral, Master of the Buckhounds, Groom of the Back Stairs, Archbishop of Titipu, and Lord Mayor, both acting and elect, all rolled into one. And at a salary! A Pooh-Bah paid for his services! I a salaried minion! But I do it! It revolts me, but I do it!"
    - Gilbert & Sullivan, 'The Mikado'.

    September 3, 2008