[ throt-l-bot-uhm ]
/ ˈθrɒt lˌbɒt əm /
noun (sometimes lowercase)
a harmless incompetent in public office.
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Origin of Throttlebottom
After Alexander Throttlebottom, character in Of Thee I Sing (1932), musical comedy by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind (1895–1985), American dramatist, lyricist, and writer
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