Poohbah

Pooh Bah

[poo bah]
noun (often lowercase)
1.
a person who holds several positions, especially ones that give him or her bureaucratic importance.
2.
a leader, authority, or other important person: one of the pooh bahs of the record industry.
3.
a pompous, self-important person.
Also, Pooh-Bah, poobah.


Origin:
1880–85; after a character in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, who holds all of the high offices of state simultaneously and uses them for personal gain

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