commish

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commish (plural commishes)

  1. (informal) commissioner
    • 1994 March 11, Bill Wyman, “Calendar”, Chicago Reader:
      Library commish Mary Dempsey presides over the talk, and there's an accompanying video, Staking Our Claim in Cyberspace.
    • 1913, Jack London, The Valley of the Moon[1]:
      From now on it's horsebuyin' on commish, an' you an' me on the road till we find that valley of the moon."