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supremo

[suh-pree-moh, soo-] /səˈpri moʊ, sʊ-/
noun, plural supremos. Chiefly British Informal.
1.
the person in charge; chief.
2.
a person of supreme or complete power, authority, ability, etc.:
His victory makes him the new chess supremo.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; < Spanish or Italian supremo, both < Latin suprēmus supreme1; E sense perhaps especially < Spanish El Supremo as the title of Latin-American dictators, e.g., J. G. Rodríguez Francia (1766-1840), Paraguayan dictator
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supremo

/sʊˈpriːməʊ; sjʊ-/
noun (pl) -mos
1.
(Brit, informal) a person in overall authority
Word Origin
C20: from supreme
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