high-muck-a-muck


high-muck-a-muck
   See muck-a-muck.

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  • high-muck|y-muck — or high muck a muck «HY MUHK uh MUHK», noun. U.S. Slang. an important or powerful person: »... the high mucky mucks and panjandrums of the Republican Party in the age of Mark Hanna (Louis Kronenberger). ╂[< Chinook jargon hiu muckamuck plenty… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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 …   English World dictionary

  • high-muck-a-muck — [[t]ˈhaɪˈmʌk əˌmʌk[/t]] also high muck•y muck [[t] ˈmʌk i [/t]] high muck•e•ty muck [[t] ˈmʌk ɪ ti [/t]] n. an important or influential person, esp. one who is pompous or conceited • Etymology: 1855–60; < Chinook Jargon hayo makamak lit.,… …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 — [ 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 — (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

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

  • high-muck-a-muck — n. US a person of great self importance. Etymology: perh. f. Chinook hiu plenty + muckamuck food …   Useful english dictionary