High Muckamuck Definition

noun
An important, often overbearing person.
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Other Word Forms of High Muckamuck

Noun

Singular:
high muckamuck
Plural:
high-muckamucks

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

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