Definition of commish in US English:

commish

noun

North American
informal
  • 1

    short for commissioner
    • ‘So much for the commish's new strict standards on officiating.’
    • ‘Give the commish points for telling it like it was if you want, but now what happens if serious steps aren't taken during the offseason to make changes?’
    • ‘What is George's senior communications official doing accompanying the commish to ‘take notes?’’
    • ‘I felt like offering condolences, except the commish has already been through worse.’
    • ‘The new owners have since turned the team into an American League power and one of the sport's top revenue-generating franchises, justifying the commish's decision.’
    • ‘The former Pennsylvania boxing commish is now one of our most fearsome lawyers.’
    • ‘That disconnect has frustrated the commish in recent years because he absolutely is right when he says the image of the players doesn't come close to matching the character of the men themselves.’
    • ‘The commish sent an investigator to pick through the bones and one year later, the results came through in the mail.’
    • ‘‘There have been some issues raised, expressly the sameness of the offenses,’ the commish says.’
    • ‘Apparently someone in the commish's office thought so.’
    • ‘What better chance will you have to tell the commish exactly what you think of the job he's done?’
    • ‘‘When I go to games, I'm the only guy in a suit in the whole arena,’ says the boyish 42-year-old commish, a former college wrestler.’
    • ‘How about a commish who represents owners, players and fans?’
    • ‘We'd advise the commish to keep an eye on these games.’
  • 2

    ‘out of commish’
    short for commission

Pronunciation

commish

/kəˈmiSH/