Last modified on 19 August 2014, at 00:01

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EtymologyEdit

After the character in Scott Adams' Dilbert comic strip.

InitialismEdit

PHB

  1. (slang, derogatory) pointy-haired boss, an incompetent micromanager.
    • 2001, "John Imrie", my variables in foreach loops (on Internet newsgroup comp.lang.perl.moderated)
      I know this. Which is why I use it. However proving it to my PHB is a diffrent [sic] matter :-)
    • 2002, Gardner Dozois, Supermen: Tales of the Posthuman Future
      ...identically dressed in blue three-piece suits, hung around accosting visitors with annoyingly impenetrable PHB marketroid jargon...

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