Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Throttlebottom

[throt-l-bot-uh m]
noun (sometimes lowercase)
  1. a harmless incompetent in public office.
Show More

Origin of Throttlebottom

after Alexander Throttlebottom, character in Of Thee I Sing (1932), musical comedy by George S. Kaufman and Morris Ryskind
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018