Muck-a-muck meaning

mukəmuk
(US, dialectal, possibly dated) Food.
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(idiomatic, irreverent) A person in a position of power, authority, or status.
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Alternative form of muckamuck.
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Origin of muck-a-muck

  • From Chinook Jargon muckamuck (“food"). In the sense "person of authority", it is short for "high muckamuck", from Chinook Jargon hayo muckamuck (“plenty to eat, plenty of food"). See muckety muck. The ultimate source of the word is unclear; it is possible it was invented in Chinook Jargon rather than taken into the jargon from another language.

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