high-muckety-muck
noun see high-muck-a-muck

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • high muckety-muck — ☆ high muckety muck [muk′ə tē muk΄ ] n. Slang HIGH MUCK A MUCK * * * …   Universalium

  • high muckety-muck — ☆ high muckety muck [muk′ə tē muk΄ ] n. Slang HIGH MUCK A MUCK …   English World dictionary

  • high muckety-muck — high muckamuck also high muckety muck n. Informal ▸ An important, often overbearing person. ╂ [By folk etymology (influenced by HIGH(Cf. ↑high)) from Chinook Jargon hayo makamak, much food, plenty to eat, hayo, much (from Nootka ḥayo, ten),… …   Word Histories

  • high-muckety-muck — noun see high muck a muck …   Useful english dictionary

  • muckety muck — noun A person in a position of power, authority, or status. There were a bunch of muckety mucks in town for the board meeting. Syn: big cheese, big enchilada, big kahuna, bigwig …   Wiktionary

  • muckety-muck — also muck a muck or mucky muck noun Etymology: short for high muck a muck Date: 1912 an important and often arrogant person …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • high muck-a-muck — [ hī mək ə ˌmək] (also high muckety muck) n. informal a person in a position of authority, esp. one who is overbearing or conceited he was once a high muckety muck at the CIA Origin: mid 19th cent.: perhaps from Chinook hiyu ‘plenty’ + muckamuck… …   Useful english dictionary

  • high-muck-a-muck — or high muckety muck noun Etymology: by folk etymology from Chinook Jargon hayo makamak plenty to eat Date: 1856 muckety muck …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • high-muck-a-muck — /huy muk euh muk , muk euh muk /, n. an important, influential, or high ranking person, esp. one who is pompous or conceited. Also, high mucky muck /huy muk ee muk , muk ee muk /, high muckety muck /huy muk i tee muk , muk i tee muk /. Also… …   Universalium

  • high muck-a-muck — (also high muckety muck) noun N. Amer. informal a self important or conceited person. Origin C19: perh. from Chinook hiyu plenty + muckamuck food , with high substituted for hiyu …   English new terms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”