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See also: poohbah, pooh-bah, and pooh bah


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



Pooh-Bah (plural Pooh-Bahs)

  1. Alternative form of poobah
    • 1885Gilbert & Sullivan, The Mikado
      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!

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