- the person in charge; chief.
- a person of supreme or complete power, authority, ability, etc.: His victory makes him the new chess supremo.
Origin of supremo
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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Examples from the Web for supremo
Secular saint and clown-prince, the Venezuelan Supremo ruled virtually unchallenged since taking office in 1999.If Hugo Chavez Succumbs, a Dangerous Limbo for Venezuela
January 6, 2013
Tony Hayward ranked among the chosen ones, as did Robert Dudley, the new American supremo.July Fourth Outrage: British Gov't Elevates Disgraced BP Boss
July 1, 2010
Omnibus a supremo die eadem quae ante primum, nec magis a morte sensus ullus aut corpori aut animae quam ante natalem.The Religious Experience of the Roman People
W. Warde Fowler
Lgende: georgio washington supremo duci exercituum adsertori libertatis.
Legend: georgio washington supremo duci exercituum adsertori libertatis.
Legend: 'georgio washington supremo duci exercituum adsertori libertatis comitia americana.'
And the Señor Hunter boasts also that the blue-eyed one is supremo with the riata, as he is with everything else!The Gringos
B. M. Bower
- British informal a person in overall authority
C20: from supreme
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