muck-a-muck
noun see muckety-muck

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • muck-a-muck — or muckamuck [muk′ə muk΄] n. HIGH MUCK A MUCK: also muckety muck …   English World dictionary

  • muck-a-muck — muck′ a muck n. cvb sts high muck a muck • Etymology: 1840–50, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • muck-a-muck — (n.) (self )important person, 1912, from Chinook jargon, lit. to eat; food. Also mucky muck; muckety muck …   Etymology dictionary

  • muck-a-muck — /muk euh muk /, n. 1. Slang. high muck a muck. 2. Northwestern U.S. food. [1840 50, Amer.; see HIGH MUCK A MUCK] * * * …   Universalium

  • muck-a-muck — /muk euh muk /, n. 1. Slang. high muck a muck. 2. Northwestern U.S. food. [1840 50, Amer.; see HIGH MUCK A MUCK] …   Useful english dictionary

  • muck-a-muck —  People in charge, decision makers.  ► “The expression is still often heard as ‘high muck a muck’ because of its probable derivation from Chinook [Native American] jargon, hiu (plenty) muckamuck (food); hence, one who has plenty to eat, or a man… …   American business jargon

  • muck-a-muck — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. Sl. big shot, *big gun, *big cheese, *high mucketymuck, *pooh bah, *VIP, *bigwig, *biggest toad in the puddle …   English dictionary for students

  • muck-a-muck —    (MUK ah muk) [Chinook jargon: plenty to eat] In slang, when preceded by the word “high ,” an important or high ranking person with an arrogant or officious manner …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • 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 — ☆ high muck a muck [muk′ə muk΄ ] n. Slang a person in a position of importance and authority; esp., one who is overbearing: also high muckamuck * * * …   Universalium

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