[ muhk-uh-muhk ]
/ ˈmʌk əˌmʌk /
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We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of muck-a-muck
First recorded in 1840–50, Americanism;see high-muck-a-muck
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Example sentences from the Web for muck-a-muck
Potlatch (Give)konaway (every)sun (day)nesika (our)muckamuck.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 3|Hubert Howe Bancroft
British Dictionary definitions for muck-a-muck
/ (ˈmʌkəˌmʌk) Canadian West coast /
(intr) to consume food; eat
Word Origin for muckamuck
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