What does POTUS stand for?

President of the United States

POTUS is an acronym for President of the United States. It is a simple way to refer to the United States' President in news articles, forums, and social sites.

The acronym is used to avoid the ambiguity of just saying "president," which could refer to the president of a corporation or a different country. It is similar to the PEOTUS acronym, which refers to the next POTUS who was recently elected.


"Barack Obama was re-elected POTUS on November 6, 2012."
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Last Updated: December 7, 2016

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