Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

high–muck–a–muck

play
noun \ˌhī-ˈmə-ki-ˌmək\

Definition of high–muck–a–muck



Variants of high–muck–a–muck

or high–muckety–muck play \ˌhī-ˈmə-kə-tē-ˌmək\

Origin of high–muck–a–muck

by folk etymology from Chinook Jargon hayo makamak plenty to eat


First Known Use: 1856


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up high–muck–a–muck? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to manage or play awkwardly

Get Word of the Day daily email!