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bigfoot

[big-foo t]Slang.
noun, plural big·feet, big·foots.
  1. a prominent or influential person, especially a journalist or news analyst.
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. 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 bigfooting

bigfoot

n.

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

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