PRONUNCIATION: (KWEEN-buh-roh may-uhr)

MEANING: noun: A position involving pomp and show, but no real power or authority.

ETYMOLOGY: After Simon the tanner who becomes the mayor of Queenborough in Thomas Middleton’s 1620 play Hengist, King of Kent, or The Mayor of Quinborough. Queenborough is a small town in Kent, UK. Earliest documented use: 1668.

QUEUE'N'BOROUGH MAYOR - informal chief of that funny pub

QUEEN BE ROUGH MAYOR - Freddy Mercury is a harsh governor

QUEENBOROUGH PAYOR - trying to pay the toll on the 59th Street bridge