muck-a-muck

[ muhk-uh-muhk ]
/ ˈmʌk əˌmʌk /

noun

Slang.Also muck·e·ty-muck [muhk-i-tee-muhk] /ˈmʌk ɪ tiˌmʌk/ . high-muck-a-muck.
Northwestern U.S. food.

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Origin of muck-a-muck

First recorded in 1840–50, Americanism;see high-muck-a-muck
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British Dictionary definitions for muck-a-muck

muckamuck
/ (ˈmʌkəˌmʌk) Canadian West coast /

noun

food

verb

(intr) to consume food; eat

Word Origin for muckamuck

Chinook Jargon
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