supremo

[ suh-pree-moh, soo- ]
/ səˈpri moʊ, sʊ- /

noun, plural su·pre·mos.Chiefly British Informal.

the person in charge; chief.
a person of supreme or complete power, authority, ability, etc.: His victory makes him the new chess supremo.

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Origin of supremo

First recorded in 1835–40; from Spanish or Italian supremo, both from Latin suprēmus supreme; def. 2 sense perhaps especially from Spanish El Supremo as the title of Latin American dictators, for example, J. G. Rodríguez Francia (1766–1840), Paraguayan dictator
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British Dictionary definitions for supremo

supremo
/ (sʊˈpriːməʊ, sjʊ-) /

noun plural -mos

British informal a person in overall authority

Word Origin for supremo

C20: from supreme
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