big kahuna

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Hawaiian word kahuna (a shaman or wizard).

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Noun[edit]

big kahuna (plural big kahunas)

  1. (idiomatic, informal) A boss, leader, chieftain, or top-ranking person in an organization.
    You'll have to talk with the big kahuna to get a decision on that.

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