high·​er-up ˌhī-ər-ˈəp How to pronounce higher-up (audio)
: a superior officer or official

Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of higher-up was in 1902

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“Higher-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/higher-up. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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