a person who holds several positions, especially ones that give bureaucratic importance.
a leader, authority, or other important person: one of the Pooh Bahs of the record industry.
a pompous, self-important person.
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How to use Pooh Bah in a sentence
The general housework servant has already been referred to as a Pooh Bah in petticoats.The Expert Maid-Servant | Cristine Terhune Herrick
But even as the Tinkletown Pooh-Bah posed in restful supremacy there were rushing down upon him affairs of the epoch-making kind.The Daughter of Anderson Crow | George Barr McCutcheon
The bystanders looked at one another blankly, and at last the concentrated gaze fell upon the Pooh-Bah of the town.The Daughter of Anderson Crow | George Barr McCutcheon
Every one of us, or almost every one of us, does in reality fulfil almost as many offices as Pooh-Bah.Varied Types | G. K. Chesterton
We have allowed him to become a sort of autocrat, a golfing Pooh-Bah, a self-appointed committee of one with arbitrary powers.Fore! | Charles Emmett Van Loan
British Dictionary definitions for Pooh-Bah
a pompous self-important official holding several offices at once and fulfilling none of them
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Cultural definitions for Pooh-Bah
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