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. It is typically used 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 him or her. While it is often seen online, it may also be spoken in real-life or on news segments as "Poh-tiss."

While it is useful for saving character space and time, it also helps in avoiding 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.

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 POTUS who was recently elected.


Joe Biden was elected POTUS in 2020 and took office on January 20, 2021.
The seal of the POTUS

The seal of the POTUS

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Updated January 20, 2021

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