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king bee

noun, South Midland and Southern U.S.
a self-important person.
Origin of king bee
1890-95, Americanism; on the model of queen bee Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And then there ain't such a thing as a king bee anyhow—queens, drones and workers make up a colony.

  • He's the king bee of all the Rebels in these heah parts, an' they think he kin 'bout make the sun stand still ef he wants ter.

    The Red Acorn John McElroy

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