Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who is highest in authority or command, as of an organization.

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  • noun The most important person in an organization.

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  • noun the most important person in an organization

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish and Italian, supreme, supremo, from Latin suprēmus; see supreme.]

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Italian

Examples

  • The supremo is your standard super; the gigante looks ... well, gigantic.

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  • Defence "supremo" Bob Ainsworth has just been told to stop ministers insulting the Top Brass.

    Defence is not the best form of attack

  • Defence "supremo" Bob Ainsworth has just been told to stop ministers insulting the Top Brass.

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  • It was interesting to hear the Audit 'supremo' in Wales complaining that the media were making a story out of unfair accusations and not looking at what he has acheived - or taking a common sense approach to a senior staff appointment.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • Magath, who had led the club to a maiden Bundesliga title, left at the end of last season for a similar "supremo" job at Schalke 04 on a four-year contract.

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  • • Accounting "supremo" John Hagen, recently retired as chairman at Big Four firm Deloitte, has been made a life member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

    National Business Review (NBR) New Zealand

  • "supremo" in addressing the overall extent of Irish clerical child sex abuse, and ensuring proper protections were in place to try to prevent further abuse.

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  • Moustapha Badreddine, brother-in-law of the late Hezbollah military supremo Imad Moughnieh, topped the four-man list, but otherwise the details of the indictment remain sealed.

    Lebanon's Justice Delayed

  • About half or more of the “millionaire” guys she has to fix up are Jewish and yenta supremo Patty constantly derides them as “nerds” and “nebbishes” to the flotilla of girls she gathers up to meet them.

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  • Last week, Glastonbury supremo Michael Eavis griped that booking the Wombles to play the legendary pop festival had been a mistake.

    Are U2 bad for Glastonbury?

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