variants or high-muckety-muck

Word History


by folk etymology from Chinook Jargon hayo makamak plenty to eat

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of high-muck-a-muck was in 1856

Dictionary Entries Near high-muck-a-muck

Cite this Entry

“High-muck-a-muck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-muck-a-muck. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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