[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

Big Foot

or Big·foot


a very large, hairy, humanoid creature reputed to inhabit wilderness areas of the U.S. and Canada, especially the Pacific Northwest.

Origin of Big Foot

First recorded in 1960–65; so called from the size of its alleged footprints
Also called Sasquatch. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for bigfoot

sasquatch, yeti

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Word Origin and History for bigfoot

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper