supremo

supremo

[suh-pree-moh, soo-]
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:
1935–40; < 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-)
 
n , pl -mos
informal (Brit) a person in overall authority
 
[C20: from supreme]

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