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Pooh-Bahor pooh-bah (po͞o′bä′)
1. A pompous ostentatious official, especially one who, holding many offices, fulfills none of them.
2. A person who holds high office.
[After Pooh-Bah, , Lord-High-Everything-Else, a character in The Mikado by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.]
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a pompous self-important official holding several offices at once and fulfilling none of them
[C19: after the character, the Lord-High-Everything-Else, in The Mikado (1885), a light opera by Gilbert and Sullivan]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a person who holds several positions, esp. ones that confer bureaucratic importance.
2. a pompous, self-important person.
[1880–85; after a character in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, who holds all the high offices of state simultaneously and uses them for personal gain]
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|Noun||1.||pooh-bah - an arrogant or conceited person of importance|
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