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[big-foo t] /ˈbɪgˌfʊt/ Slang.
noun, plural bigfeet, bigfoots.
a prominent or influential person, especially a journalist or news analyst.
verb (used with or without object)
to assert one's authority or influence (over):
lobbyists bigfooting around the Senate; a reporter bigfooted by a senior correspondent.
Origin of bigfoot
1975-80, Americanism; after Big Foot Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for big-footed
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  • Their scientific nickname is Megapoddidae, the "big-footed."

  • Without doubt the clumsy, big-footed, over-grown giant of a boy is overside and dead.

  • Several rabbits jumped up ahead of us, snow-white, big-footed and black-eyed.

    With the Indians in the Rockies James Willard Schultz
  • At the same time she experienced a recovery, and became again the clumsy, big-footed country wench of yore.

    The Ingoldsby Country

    Charles G. (Charles George) Harper
  • Some appeared to have two servants, one big-footed maid for herself and one bound-footed as a nurse for the children.

  • Like most people he could not resist the charm of a wet-nosed, big-footed, round-bellied, fuzzy little puppy.

    The Dogs of Boytown Walter A. Dyer
Word Origin and History for big-footed



supposed elusive man-like creature of the Pacific Northwest, 1963, from big (adj.) + foot (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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