noun South Midland and Southern U.S.
a self-important person.
Origin of king bee
1890–95, Americanism; on the model of queen bee
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I wanted to win rank in the army—and I did; I ranked everybody as the king-bee of insubordination.Gabriel Tolliver
Joel Chandler Harris