higher-up

[hahy-er-uhp]

noun Informal.

a person in a position of higher authority in an organization; superior.

Nearby words

  1. higher law,
  2. higher mathematics,
  3. higher rate,
  4. higher self,
  5. higher still,
  6. highest,
  7. highest common factor,
  8. highest intercostal vein,
  9. highet,
  10. highfalutin

Origin of higher-up

1910–15, Americanism; noun use of adj. phrase higher up

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British Dictionary definitions for higher-up

higher-up

noun

informal a person of higher rank or in a superior position
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