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. 2001.

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  • 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 — muck·ety muck …   English syllables

  • muckety-muck — noun see muckamuck III …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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

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

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

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