pooh-bah definition by Webster's New World
Origin: after Pooh-Bah, a character in Gilbert and amp; Sullivan's The Mikado (1885) ; from pooh plush bah
pooh-bah definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A pompous ostentatious official, especially one who, holding many offices, fulfills none of them.
- A person who holds high office.
Origin: After Pooh-Bah, Lord-High-Everything-Else, a character in The Mikado by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
pooh-bah - Cultural Definition
A self-important person of high position and great influence. Pooh-Bah is a character in Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta The Mikado; his title is Lord-High-Everything-Else.