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    reveal's Daily Trivia 4.16.19

    What is a pooh-bah?
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    I'm assuming it's some sort of governmental authority, most likely not an elected position. Perhaps a subordinate regional power position under a shah as in Mugal India.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reveal View Post
    What is a pooh-bah?
    The leader of a fraternal order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reveal View Post
    What is a pooh-bah?
    He's the official in charge of everything in the Mikado. What it means now? I have no idea, but I suspect it's a satirical term for "guy in charge of everything".
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    Quote Originally Posted by nail bunny View Post
    He's the official in charge of everything in the Mikado. What it means now? I have no idea, but I suspect it's a satirical term for "guy in charge of everything".
    Close enough!

    A powerful and influential person, often someone holding office. The term comes from an 1885 Gilbert and Sullivan opera called The Mikado, which featured a character named Pooh-Bah.
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