High-muckamuck meaning

An important, often overbearing person.
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Origin of high-muckamuck

  • By folk etymology (influenced by high) from Chinook Jargon hayo makamak much food, plenty to eat hayo much (from Nootka ḥayo ten) makamak food, to eat, bite (from Nootka maaḥuuma whale fascia)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition