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bigfoot

[ big-foot ]
/ ˈbɪgˌfʊt /
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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

Other definitions for bigfoot (2 of 2)

Big Foot

or Bigfoot


noun
a very large, hairy, humanoid creature reputed to inhabit wilderness areas of the United States and Canada, especially the Pacific Northwest.
Also called Sasquatch.

Origin of Big Foot

First recorded in 1960–65; so called from the size of its alleged footprints
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