- 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
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Word Origin and History for big-footing
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