Etymology
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pooh-bah (n.)

"leader who maintains excessive bureaucratic control," 1888, from Pooh Bah, the name of the "Lord High Everything Else" character in Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado" (1885).

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Definitions of pooh-bah

pooh-bah (n.)
an arrogant or conceited person of importance;
Synonyms: high-muck-a-muck
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