- a prominent or influential person, especially a journalist or news analyst.
- 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
- a very large, hairy, humanoid creature reputed to inhabit wilderness areas of the U.S. and Canada, especially the Pacific Northwest.
Compare Abominable Snowman.
Origin of Big Foot
First recorded in 1960–65; so called from the size of its alleged footprints
Also called Sasquatch.
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Examples from the Web for bigfoot
So she kept churning out Sasquatch stories, publishing a total of 16 books in the Cum for Bigfoot series.Monster Porn Is the Latest Wrinkle in Self-Published Smut
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What is it, one wonders, about these two bigfoot thunderers on the right that they share this personal history?Conservatives, Fired Up
February 21, 2010
His narrative of Bigfoot's Adventures is the rollickiest and the most flavorsome that any American frontiersman has yet inspired.Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest
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"We're goin' to punch cows again, that's what we're to do," answered Bigfoot dismally.
Gasping for breath, he held out his hand and received a huge plug of tobacco, for Bigfoot had won a contest.
Word Origin and History for bigfoot
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper