- a person in a position of higher authority in an organization; superior.
Origin of higher-up
Related Words for higher-updirector, head, supervisor, heavyweight, exec, ruler, VIP, executive, brass, manager, boss, better, elder, chief, senior, chieftain, leader, principal, CEO
Examples from the Web for higher-up
Contemporary Examples of higher-up
Eleven other higher-up employees in Autism Speaks earned well into six figures that year.“Autism Speaks”- but Should Everyone Listen?
June 13, 2014
Historical Examples of higher-up
But only a few of the Earth's higher-up would know that it was a smoke screen; the rest believe it, whether it is true or not.The Highest Treason
Doing it, he fears only higher-up spoilsmen who sacrifice criminal pawns.Criminal Types
V. M. Masten
Calhoun retrieved Murgatroyd who had been visiting with the wives of the higher-up officials.Pariah Planet
During the banquet, Murgatroyd had been visiting with the wives of the higher-up officials.This World Is Taboo
- informal a person of higher rank or in a superior position