noun, often capitalized
big·​foot | \ ˈbig-ˌfu̇t How to pronounce bigfoot (audio) \
plural bigfeet\ ˈbig-​ˌfēt How to pronounce bigfoot (audio) \ or bigfoots

Definition of bigfoot

1 [from the size of the footprints ascribed to it] : sasquatch
2 : big shot

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Examples of bigfoot in a Sentence

a bigfoot in the field of genetics
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First Known Use of bigfoot

1958, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bigfoot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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