noun see muckety-muck

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  • mucky-muck — …   Useful english dictionary

  • high mucky-muck — [...”makimak] n. an important person; the person in charge. □ When the high mucky mucks meet, they will decide what to do about the problem. □ Ted’s father is a high mucky muck at the gas company …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • (high) mucky-muck — n American a person in authority or a VIP, especially a self important one. The term origi nated in the 19th century and appar ently derives from an Amerindian phrase meaning plenty to eat . ► Fuck you. It [a concealed gun] s in Mr Chancellor s… …   Contemporary slang

  • Mucky — Muck y, a. 1. Filthy with muck; miry; as, a mucky road. Mucky filth. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Vile, in a moral sense; sordid. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] Mucky money and false felicity. Latimer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • Muck diving — gets its name from the sediment that lies beneath most dives: A normally muddy or mucky environment. Other than the muddy sediment, the standard muck dive may consist of dead coral skeletons, discarded fishing equipment, tires and other man made… …   Wikipedia

  • muck — muck, a. Like muck; mucky; also, used in collecting or distributing muck; as, a muck fork. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mucky — muck|y [ˈmʌki] adj informal 1.) dirty ▪ Your hands are all mucky. ▪ Don t come in here with those mucky boots on. 2.) BrE a mucky joke or story etc is slightly rude and about sex = ↑dirty …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mucky — ► ADJECTIVE (muckier, muckiest) 1) covered with or consisting of muck; dirty. 2) sordid or indecent …   English terms dictionary

  • mucky — [muk′ē] adj. muckier, muckiest of or like muck; esp., dirty, filthy, etc …   English World dictionary

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