high muckamuck

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Etymology[edit]

From Chinook Jargon hiyu muckamuck (plenty of food). Compare muckamuck.

Noun[edit]

high muckamuck (plural high muckamucks)

  1. (Canada, US, colloquial) A person in a position of power, authority, or status. [from 19th c.]
    • 1993, TC Boyle, The Road to Wellville, Penguin, published 1994, page 94:
      He would become well when he reformed his eating habits and submitted himself to the regimen prescribed by Dr. John HArvey Kellogg and the high muckamucks of health.

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