bigfoot

[ big-foo t ]
/ ˈbɪgˌfʊt /
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.

Nearby words

  1. bigender,
  2. bigener,
  3. bigeneric,
  4. bigeye,
  5. bigeye scad,
  6. bigg,
  7. bigger,
  8. bigger they come, the harder they fall, the,
  9. biggest,
  10. biggety

Origin of bigfoot

1975–80, Americanism; after Big Foot

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


Word Origin and History for bigfooting

bigfoot

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper