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high muckety-muck

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high muckety-muck

noun phrase

(Variations: muck-amuck or mucky-muck may replace muckety-muck) A very important person, esp a pompous one; big shot, higher-up: I'm gonna meet a couple of the high muckety-mucks at the university tomorrow

[1856+ Western; fr Chinook jargon hiu muck-amuck, ''plenty to eat,'' transferred to the important individual who has plenty to eat]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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