authoritah

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Etymology[edit]

Alteration of authority. Originated from a catchphrase—"Respect my authoritah!"—of Eric Cartman in the American animated sitcom South Park. First used in the episode "Chickenlover" (S2E4), which aired on May 27, 1998.

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Noun[edit]

authoritah (plural authoritahs)

  1. (humorous, slang, US) Authority (the power to enforce rules or give orders).
    • 1998, South Park, "Chickenlover" (season 2, episode 4):
      Cartman: Ey! I am a cop, and you will respect my authoritah!