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poobah

[poo-bah] /ˈpuˌbɑ/
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  • He is the grand poobah of federalists, an alpha-dog federalist, a federalist other federalists dare not challenge.
  • Equates own opinions, typically presented in grand poobah pronouncement mode, with solid evidence.
  • Harold's position as the reigning grand high poobah for their suburban block is soon undermined by his neighbors' contempt.

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