higher-up

noun high·er-up \ ˌhī-ər-ˈəp , ˈhī-ər-ˌəp \

Definition of higher-up

:a superior officer or official

First Known Use of higher-up

1902


HIGHER-UP Defined for English Language Learners

higher-up

noun

Definition of higher-up for English Language Learners

  • : a person in an organization or government who has a lot of power and authority


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