muckamuck

muckamuck
['mʌkəmʌk]
(also mucky-muck)
noun N. Amer. informal a person of importance or self-importance.
Origin
C19: from Chinook Jargon, shortening of high muck-a-muck.

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  • muckamuck — mÊŒkÉ™mÊŒk n. (Slang) important and domineering arrogant person with much influence, high muck a muck, high muckamuck …   English contemporary dictionary

  • muckamuck — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Slang. An important, influential person: character, dignitary, eminence, leader, lion, nabob, notability, notable, personage. Informal: big timer, heavyweight, somebody, someone, VIP. Slang: big shot, big wheel, bigwig …   English dictionary for students

  • muckamuck — 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

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  • high muckamuck — n American See muckamuck …   Contemporary slang

  • high muckamuck — n. (Slang) important and domineering arrogant person with much influence, high muck a muck, muckamuck …   English contemporary dictionary

  • high muckamuck — noun an important or influential (and often overbearing) person • Syn: ↑very important person, ↑VIP, ↑high up, ↑dignitary, ↑panjandrum • Hypernyms: ↑important person, ↑influential person, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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