What does POTUS stand for?

President of the United States

POTUS stands for "President of the United States," which is the head of state and government of the United States. People commonly use it to refer to the United States President in news articles, forums, and social sites, like Twitter and Facebook.

Both critics and admirers of the president may use POTUS when talking about them. While you will likely see it online, people may speak it in real-life or on news segments as "Poh-tiss."

While POTUS helps save character space and time, it also helps avoid the ambiguity of just saying "president." POTUS is more specific since a president could refer to the president of a corporation or a different country.

Other variations of POTUS

POTUS is similar to the POUS acronym that simply removes the "T" for "the." It is also similar to the PEOTUS acronym, which refers to the next recently elected POTUS.


Joe Biden was elected POTUS in 2020 and took office on January 20, 2021
Hopefully, he can unite the country!
The seal of the POTUS
The seal of the POTUS

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Updated November 21, 2022

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