Informal an official or leader who maintains full control as by holding several offices
Origin of pooh-bahafter Pooh-Bah, a character in Gilbert and amp; Sullivan's The Mikado (1885) ; from pooh + bah
- A pompous ostentatious official, especially one who, holding many offices, fulfills none of them.
- A person who holds high office.
Origin of Pooh-BahAfter Pooh-Bah, Lord-High-Everything-Else, a character in The Mikado by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
- Alternative spelling of poobah.
- Alternative form of poobah.
From Pooh-Bah, a comic character in the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta The Mikado (1885).