bigfoot

[big-foo t]Slang.

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.

Origin of bigfoot

1975–80, Americanism; after Big Foot
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Word Origin and History for big-footing

bigfoot

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper