supremo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian supremo (supreme). Doublet of supreme.

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Noun[edit]

supremo (plural supremos or supremoes)

  1. (informal) The most important person in an organization.
    • 1986, Peter King, The Viceroy's Fall: How Kitchener Destroyed Curzon:
      Kitchener was, of course, Secretary of State for War and virtual military supremo.
    • Sep 25, 2007 - Tutankhamun was not black: Egypt antiquities chief (AFP)
      Egyptian antiquities supremo Zahi Hawass insisted Tuesday that Tutankhamun was not black despite calls by US black activists to recognise the boy king's dark skin colour.
    • 2023 May 2, Samuel Fishwick, “The ‘secret romance’ that got everybody talking at the Met Gala”, in The Independent[1]:
      The hard launch of what appeared to be the hottest new relationship in town – Billanna? Winty? – at the 2023 Met Gala saw Vogue supremo Wintour, who has hosted the Met Gala for 30 years, walk the red carpet arm in arm with the dashing and debonair Love Actually star, a man Clive James named “the nation’s leading male sexpot”.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin supremus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /suˈprɛ.mo/
  • Rhymes: -ɛmo
  • Hyphenation: su‧prè‧mo

Adjective[edit]

supremo (feminine suprema, masculine plural supremi, feminine plural supreme)

  1. supreme

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

suprēmō

  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of suprēmus

References[edit]

  • supremo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • supremo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin suprēmus (above), from superus (being above).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Hyphenation: su‧pre‧mo

Adjective[edit]

supremo (feminine suprema, masculine plural supremos, feminine plural supremas)

  1. dominant; supreme
    Synonym: dominante
  2. extreme; supreme (at the greatest, most excellent, extreme, etc.)
    Synonyms: excelso, extremo, máximo, superior
    Antonym: mínimo

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin supremus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /suˈpɾemo/ [suˈpɾe.mo]
  • Audio (Colombia):(file)
  • Rhymes: -emo
  • Syllabification: su‧pre‧mo

Adjective[edit]

supremo (feminine suprema, masculine plural supremos, feminine plural supremas)

  1. supreme

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish supremo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: sup‧re‧mo
  • IPA(key): /supˈɾemo/, [sʊpˈɾɛ.mo]

Noun[edit]

supremo (feminine suprema, Baybayin spelling ᜐᜓᜉ᜔ᜇᜒᜋᜓ)

  1. highest ruler or officer