[ big-foo t ]
/ ˈbɪgˌfʊt /
noun, plural big·feet, big·foots.
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.
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Origin of bigfoot
1975–80, Americanism; after Big Foot
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Word Origin and History for big-footing
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